Attorney Elaine E Lukic

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A Former Prosecutor — Who Knows How To Win

With 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system, I know how to get positive results for clients who have been charged with a criminal offense. With insider knowledge and a drive to win, I am the attorney defendants turn to when dismissal — and freedom — is their goal.

High Rate Of Dismissals And Acquittals

Recognized by the Equal Justice Foundation for my “high rate of
acquittals and dismissals” in domestic violence cases.

Former Domestic Violence/Sex Assault Prosecutor

With a background in criminal prosecution, I have the know-how and insight
to stand-up for your constitutional rights.

Domestic Violence Defense

Falsely accused? Misunderstood? Targeted by a spiteful significant other?
I can help.

Sexual Assault Defense

I don’t judge. I provide mitigating evidence to the
court to paint a complete, accurate picture.

10 Best 2016 for Client Satisfaction: American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
Top 25 Criminal Trial Lawyers
NACDA Top Ten Ranking 2016
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | FACDL
10 Best 2016 in Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | PBACDL
Avvo Rating 10.0: Superb | Top Attorney in Criminal Defense
Lead Counsel Rated | LC
Avvo Client's Choice 2015: Criminal Defense
Top 100 Trail Lawyers | The National Trial Lawyers
Avvo Rating: Superb | Top Attorney in Criminal Defense
Top 25 National Women Trial Lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2016 - Five stars
Rated by Super Lawyers: Elaine E Lukic | SuperLawyers.com
Lead Counsel Verified | LC
10 Best 2016 for Client Satisfaction: American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
NACDA Top Ten Ranking 2016
10 Best 2016 in Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Avvo Rating 10.0: Superb | Top Attorney in Criminal Defense
Avvo Client's Choice 2015 for Criminal Defense
Top 25 Criminal Trial Lawyers
Avvo Rating: Superb | Top Attorney in Criminal Defense
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | FACDL
Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | PBACDL
Lead Counsel Verified | LC
Top 100 Trial Lawyers | The National Trial Lawyers
Top 25 National Women Trial Lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2018 | Five stars
Rated by Super Lawyers: Elaine E Lukic | SuperLawyers.com
Lead Counsel Verified | LC
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation

Drivers: Edibles last longer than smoking marijuana 

Recreational marijuana may be legal in Colorado now, as it is in some other states, but that doesn’t mean that it’s legal to drive after getting high. This can still lead to impaired driving charges, just as if you had consumed too much alcohol before getting behind the wheel.

That being said, simply testing positive for THC doesn’t necessarily mean that you were still under the influence. It can still show up the following day, for example, which is why testing for it isn’t quite as beneficial as it is for alcohol, where the police can tell if you are impaired at the time. It’s important to understand how different types of marijuana are going to impact you and how that can put you at risk of being arrested.

A delayed effect

Generally speaking, when you smoke marijuana, you’re going to feel the effects very quickly. They are also going to fade relatively quickly. This could take as long as three hours for some people who are new users, but it may also be shorter.

When you take edibles, however, they often don’t even start to have an effect for around 60 minutes. The delay could be as long as two or three hours. But, after the edibles kick in, then they can last for as long as 12 more hours.

In other words, if you’re at a social gathering and you have a few drinks, you can typically count on them wearing off at a predictable rate. But if you eat edibles, it’s much less clear when that impairment is actually going to end. This often leads to impaired driving because people are still high when they realize that it is time to leave and go home.

If you do find yourself facing some serious charges, be sure you know about all of the legal options you have.

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