Attorney Elaine E Lukic

Freedom
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

When can evidence be inadmissible in court?

Evidence is a crucial part of any legal proceeding. This is because prosecutors use it to connect the defendant to the crime, and the defense team uses it to show the defendant is innocent. Also, using evidence correctly is the key to convicting someone or keeping them from being convicted. First, however, the evidence presented must be admissible in a court of law. If the evidence presented is inadmissible, the case might be thrown out of court.

Here are instances when evidence can be inadmissible.

The evidence was obtained illegally

This is one of the main reasons pieces of evidence are deemed inadmissible. If the evidence presented in court was obtained by violating your rights, then it cannot be used against you. For instance, if the evidence was obtained after an unlawful stop and search, that evidence is inadmissible in court.

The evidence is misleading

Sometimes, evidence can have a more prejudicial value than probative value. This can be in the form of pre-existing biases and prejudices that could lead the jury in the wrong direction. For example, a person’s sexual identity in a criminal case is irrelevant, more prejudicial, and therefore inadmissible.

The evidence is hearsay

A Hearsay is usually evidence presented by a witness from the other party. For instance, hearsay can be a statement the witness was told about but did not see. Usually, this is inadmissible in court, but not always. The hearsay can be admissible if it can be verified with vital records, authentic documents, public records, business records and learned discourses used to interrogate expert witnesses.

The evidence is irrelevant

All the evidence presented in court must be relevant to the case. This means that evidence must be related to the case or support it. If evidence is irrelevant to your case, then it’s inadmissible in court and your case could be dismissed.

Evidence is crucial to any court proceeding. However, determining whether the evidence submitted before the court is admissible can be challenging. For this reason, consider seeking Legal help if you need assistance with evidence in a Colorado criminal trial.

 

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