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If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI or crime in Santa Monica or surrounding cities, you need to be very careful. Your freedom, license and job may be at risk.

Protect yourself and hire a top Santa Monica criminal defense attorney or DUI lawyer as early as possible. All cases have the potential to be won.

We fight to achieve the best possible outcome, dismiss or reduce charges, keep you out of jail and minimize penalties. If you’ve been charged with drug, DUI, domestic violence, theft, weapons charges, sex crimes or probation violation, we can help you immediately.

Former Prosecutors Now Protecting You

Our former District Attorneys understand the legal system inside out and apply their experience successfully handling 8,000+ DUI and criminal cases on your case. We know how the LA District Attorney and judges operate and how to skillfully protect you.

We also know what to look for in LAPD, FBI, DEA, and Santa Monica Police reports when building your defense. Working in both California and Federal courts, we offer the experience to handle any legal challenge with personal attention and service.

Getting Your Case Dismissed or Reduced is Our #1 Goal

Often it is not the facts of the case that result in the best outcome, but relationships, understanding the legal system & skillfully presenting your side to prosecutors or courts.

Chudnovsky Law serves clients throughout LA County, including Santa Monica, Torrance, Venice Beach, Inglewood, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and Culver City.

If you would like the best outcome possible, give us a call. Usually we can make all court appearances without you. With our long record of DUI, misdemeanor & felony case wins, you can rest assured we will skillfully fight to protect you.

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Learn about top defense strategies:

There are many ways to fight DUI cases and win. This detailed guide reviews the 20 best DUI defenses in 2019.

You are innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Learn about the top defenses used by lawyers.

You only have 10 days from a DUI arrest to request a DMV hearing or your license is automatically suspended!


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Recent criminal defense results:

Chudnovsky Law handles criminal cases in LAX Airport court, all LA County courts and Orange County. Here are a few examples of victories our lawyers have achieved:

  • Felony transportation and sale of 1kg of cocaine HS 11352, Los Angeles Court. Client faced 10 years prison. Result: Not guilty verdict in court jury trial.

  • Felony first degree murder 187 PC, Ventura Court. Client faced life in prison without possibility of parole. Result: Not guilty verdict in court jury trial.

  • Felony battery on a police officer by foreign citizen 243(c)(2) PC, LAX Airport Court. Client faced 16 months jail and deportation. Result: Reduced to misdemeanor, no jail time, no immigration consequence.

  • Felony domestic violence with enhancement for great bodily injury 273.5 PC, West Covina Court. Client faced 7 years in prison if convicted. Result: Reduced to 242 PC misdemeanor simple battery with no jail time.

  • Felony rape and aggravated assault 261 PC and 245(a) PC, Torrance Court. Client faced 20 years in prison. Result: Reduced to 236 PC false imprisonment, 2 years with credit for time served.

  • Felony grand theft by foreign student 459.5 PC, LAX Airport Court. Student faced jail and deportation. Result: Charges dismissed, student could continue college.

  • Felony corporal injury on spouse by non-US citizen 273.5 PC, Metropolitan Court. Foreign executive faced 2 years jail, aggravated felony conviction with deportation and inadmissibility to U.S. Result: Case dismissed, no immigration consequence.

Recent DUI defense results:

  • Felony 6th DUI with accident causing great bodily injury, Torrance Courthouse. Client faced up to 16 years prison. Result: 6 months jail.

  • 1st DUI, LAX Airport Court. Result: Not guilty verdict in court trial.

  • Felony DUI, Clara Shortridge Courthouse. Non-US citizen faced 16 mo jail and deportation. Result: Reduced to misdemeanor, no jail, no immigration consequence.

  • 2nd DUI while on probation for 1st, East LA Court. Client faced up to 12 months jail. Result: No jail.

  • 1st DUI enhanced due to high BAC and 100+mph speeding in residential area, Torrance Court. Client faced up to 240 days jail. Result: No jail.

  • 1st DUI enhanced due to high BAC, foreign executive facing 6 mo jail, lost job. Result: Reduced to wet reckless, no jail, no immigration consequence.

  • 1st DUI enhanced due to high speed and BAC, Metropolitan Court. Foreign citizen facing up to 6 mo jail. Result: No jail, no immigration consequence.

  • 1st DUI enhanced due to high speed and BAC, El Monte Court. Result: No jail.

  • 1st DUI enhanced due to .28 BAC and high speed, foreign citizen faced 6 mo jail, deportation. Result: 15 days ankle monitor, no jail, no immigration consequence.


Located across from Santa Monica Pier    Chudnovsky Law  1541 Ocean Avenue Suite 200 Santa Monica, CA 90401  424-340-7220    Hours:  7am-9pm M-F, 9am-6pm Sat-Sun

Located across from Santa Monica Pier

Chudnovsky Law
1541 Ocean Avenue Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
424-340-7220

Hours: 7am-9pm M-F, 9am-6pm Sat-Sun


 

Santa Monica Criminal Defense Lawyer

A criminal charge does not have to mean you'll be convicted. Our experienced defense attorneys have defended thousands of cases including weapons, sex, drug, theft and federal crimes. There is hope no matter what the charge. 

It is critical to quickly start your defense work for best results. Call us now for a fast, free consultation.

 

Santa Monica DUI Lawyer

You only have 10 days after a DUI arrest to stop an automatic license suspension. 

DUI charges and losing your license can have a major impact on your life. Call now for a free consultation.

Our experienced DUI defense attorneys will quickly evaluate your case for free & advise you how to achieve the best possible outcome.

 

Santa Monica Immigration Lawyer

Chudnovsky Law offers immigration and visa services for corporations, investors, students, individuals and families. US immigration, tax and estate laws are complex and can require careful consideration.

Santa Monica Criminal Immigration Lawyer

The firm often assists clients with the immigration consequences of crime or DUI charges, change of status and other immigration issues. 

Guide to US Immigration Visa Types →

 

Santa Monica Personal Injury Lawyer

Our Santa Monica car accident attorneys know injury incidents can have devastating consequences for you and your family.

It is key to QUICKLY EVALUATE YOUR CASE to preserve evidence and all your rights.

Our experienced attorneys know how to fight for your rights to achieve the best possible results for you. Call now for a free evaluation.

There are NO FEES unless we win your case.

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Multi lingual lawyers

Our lawyers are fluent in: Spanish, French, Italian and Amharic.


Serving Santa Monica & surrounding cities including:

 

Beverly Hills
Brentwood
Culver City
Century City

El Segundo
Hermosa Beach
Manhattan Beach
Marina Del Rey

Redondo Beach
Sherman Oaks
Venice Beach
West Los Angeles

 

Serving all LA County courts

If you've been arrested in Santa Monica or surrounding areas, your case will likely be heard at the LAX Airport Courthouse.  Our lawyers know how the Los Angeles courthouses operate and are skilled at defending clients there. While there is a Santa Monica courthouse, it is used for civil, family law & traffic cases.

Our experienced defense attorneys have a proven track record of handling thousands of cases including virtually every kind of felony, misdemeanor and federal crime. Our attorneys have had great success in courtrooms and have a strong record of acquittals, reductions in charges, and dismissals.

We are ready to defend you aggressively and achieve the best possible outcome to your case. According to the Santa Monica Lookout, Santa Monica violent crime rose 50% in 2017. The largest driver of the surge was a 67% increase in aggravated assaults from 244 incidents in 2016 up to 407 in 2017.

Our lawyers represent clients in all LA County Courts including:

LAX Airport Courthouse
11701 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 92660

Beverly Hills Courthouse
9355 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Burbank Courthouse
300 East Olive
Burbank, CA 91502

Central Arraignment Courthouse
429 Bauchet Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Clara Shortridge Foltz Justice Center
210 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Compton Courthouse
200 West Compton Blvd
Compton, CA 90220

George Deukmejian Courthouse
275 Magnolia
Long Beach, CA 90802

El Monte Courthouse
11234 East Valley Blvd
El Monte, CA 91731

Glendale Courthouse
600 East Broadway
Glendale, CA 91206

Inglewood Courthouse
One Regent Street
Inglewood, CA 90301

Metropolitan Courthouse
1945 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

San Fernando Courthouse
900 Third Street
San Fernando, CA 91340

Santa Clarita Courthouse
23747 West Valencia Blvd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Torrance Courthouse
825 Maple Avenue
Torrance, CA 90503

Van Nuys Courthouse West
14400 Erwin Street Mall
Van Nuys, CA 91401 

 

Bail & release help at LA County jails

Is your loved one incarcerated at an LA County Jail? Charged with weapons, sex, drug, theft or Federal crimes? Our Santa Monica criminal lawyers can help get them released quickly. Usually you can post bail immediately after the inmate is booked. Or you can wait for the first court appearance, which usually occurs within 2 court days after the arrest.

If the inmate is still in custody until the initial court date, your attorney can request for a lower bail or for the judge to grant an "own recognizance" release. Judge's will review whether the inmate is a flight risk and whether they are a danger to the public. Our attorneys can present evidence and argue that the inmate should be eligible for a low bail or release on their own recognizance.

SM Police Department Jail
Temporary holding only
333 Olympic Drive
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8482

Beverly Hills Police Department Jail
Temporary holding only
464 N Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 550-4951

Culver City Police Department Jail
Temporary holding only
4040 Duquesne Ave
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 837-1221

Hermosa Beach Police Department Jail
Temporary holding only
540 Pier St
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 318-0361

Manhattan Beach Police Department Jail
Temporary holding only
420 15th St
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 802-5140

Marina Del Rey Jail (LASD)
Temporary holding only
13851 Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 482-6000

Redondo Beach Police Department Jail
Temporary holding only
401 Diamond Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 318-0616

Torrance City Jail
Temporary holding only
3300 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 618-5631

Century Regional Detention Facility
Female inmates only
11705 S Alameda St
Lynwood, CA 90262
(323) 568-4500*

Inmate Reception Center
Temporary holding only
450 Bauchet St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 893-5303*

Men's Central Jail
441 Bauchet St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 974-4082*

North County Correctional Facility
29340 The Old Road
Castaic, CA 91350
(661) 295-7804*

Pitchess Detention Center North Facility
29320 The Old Road
Castaic, CA 91384
(661) 295-8059*

Pitchess Detention Center South Facility
29330 The Old Road
Castaic, CA 91384
(661) 295-8011*

Twin Towers Correctional Facility
Largest jail facility in the world
450 Bauchet St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 893-5100*

* Business only. For inmate info call (213) 473-6100

LA Inmate locator (LASD) →


 

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Our experienced lawyers will provide a Free confidential defense case review.  We are dedicated to defending your rights, reputation & freedom!