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

The problem with polygraph tests

The polygraph, or lie detector test, is a controversial tool law enforcement uses to assess honesty. But how accurate are these tests and do they unfairly target certain groups of people? 

We’ll take a closer look at the science behind polygraphs and their potential impact on those who take them.

They’re inaccurate and biased

Polygraph tests have been used for decades in a variety of settings. Despite popular belief, however, polygraph results are unreliable and untrustworthy at best. Studies have shown that the accuracy of these tests is highly dependent on the operator’s skill and can vary significantly from person to person. Further, they are highly sensitive to environmental factors and can be easily manipulated due to stress or exhaustion. 

These tests may also be biased against certain groups of people resulting in false positives being found. This is because the tests are affected by physiological responses to questions and can be triggered by unconscious factors that may result in negative connotations associated with bias. 

An unbalanced mindset or nervousness could easily result in a false indication of deception and result in the wrongful conviction of innocent people based on incorrect findings. Therefore, polygraphs are not reliable enough to be used as evidence in court and should be treated with caution until their accuracy is proven.

While polygraph results are not admissible in court, and the accuracy of the test has long been questioned, many people believe this form of interrogation is effective. Unfortunately, though, polygraphs can be used by police officers and interrogators to intimidate a suspect into confessing. The assumption that polygraph tests can determine between truth and lies is not accurately supported by scientific evidence and has resulted in many legal cases being found unreliable due to reliance on their results. 

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