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Criminal Defense Areas of Practice

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At Adams & Luka, we understand that being accused of a crime, regardless of how minor or serious it may seem, is a frightening and uncertain experience. You likely have no idea what your future holds, or how criminal charges could affect your future, including your reputation and career. Your freedom may also be in jeopardy. Our Central Florida criminal defense lawyers have the experience, skill, and committed approach necessary to reach good results. Our top priority is protecting your freedom by avoiding a conviction, or having charges dismissed or reduced. We provide a fierce and aggressive defense for those accused of crimes ranging from DUI to murder, and urge you to contact us immediately for unsurpassed legal guidance and support.

Protecting Your Freedom, Liberty, and Future

People do make mistakes, sometimes life-changing mistakes. However, there are many innocent individuals who sit behind bars in Florida today for crimes they did not commit. Under the U.S. Constitution, every citizen has legal rights that must be protected. Whether you have been charged with a serious or violent crime or are under investigation, mistakes are often made in the criminal justice process, mistakes that may work to your advantage. When you need a capable attorney who will work personally with you, carefully review your case, explore all potential legal options, and develop the best possible legal strategy to protect your freedom, liberty, and future, you can rely on the team at Adams & Luka.

 Areas of Practice

As a trusted criminal defense firm in Central Florida providing more than 30 years of combined experience, we fight on behalf of clients charged with all types of crimes, including but not limited to the following:

  • DUI
  • Drug Crimes
  • Assault & Battery
  • Robbery
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft
  • Murder
  • Burglary
  • Child Abuse
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Domestic Violence
  • Weapons & Firearms Offenses
  • Federal Crimes (Drug Trafficking, Terrorism, etc.)
  • Probation Violations
  • and more

Criminal penalties can be extremely harsh and vary depending on the seriousness of the crime allegedly committed, criminal history, and other factors. Common administrative and criminal penalties incurred by those who are convicted of a criminal offense include jail/prison time, substantial fines, court costs, probation, driver's license suspension, and more. Those convicted will also have a criminal record that can impact employment, housing opportunities, and more. For many convicted of less serious crimes, the worst punishment of all is the negative impact on reputation and career. Depending on the crime, offenders may lose a professional license, or be required to register as a sex offender.

As you can see, the implications of a criminal conviction can be extremely serious. The first step you should take when accused of any crime is to contact a qualified lawyer.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

When your freedom, reputation, or possibly even your career hangs in the balance, it is imperative you take action immediately to protect your legal rights and secure the best possible outcome. We cannot stress enough the importance of obtaining legal representation early on, while all of the evidence/facts of the case are still fresh. The earlier we can begin developing an effective legal defense or strategy, the better the results will be. At Adams & Luka, we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to the freedom and future of our clients. Contact us immediately for a free consultation

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink