Criminal & DUI Defense

Former O.C. Prosecutor & Public Defense Lawyers Now Fighting for You


Newport Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers & DUI Defense

If you are facing a DUI, criminal charges or are under police investigation, you need a smart, skilled Newport Beach criminal defense lawyer to fight for the best criminal defense attorney outcome possible in your case.


Our top rated Newport Beach DUI & criminal defense attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling thousands of criminal cases including virtually all types of DUI, misdemeanor, felony and federal crimes. Our lawyers have had great success in Orange County courtrooms with a strong record of acquittals, reductions in charges, and dismissals. 

Former O.C. Prosecutor & Public Defense Lawyers experienced handling over 8,000 cases

If the stakes are high, you can rely on our former O.C. Deputy District Attorney & Public Defense Lawyers to use their knowledge of the legal system to aggressively fight for you. Our Newport Beach criminal defense attorneys know how the Orange County District Attorney Office operates and how to work with them. We also know what to look for in Newport Beach Police reports when building your defense. Our criminal attorneys are skilled at analyzing your case and all evidence for weaknesses and using them to construct successful defenses. 

We are ready to defend you aggressively and achieve the best possible outcome to your case.


Meet Our Team

Former O.C. Prosecutor & Public Defense Attorneys

  Located near Fashion Island:  23 Corporate Plaza Drive, Suite 150 Newport Beach, CA 92660  949-750-2500    Hours:  7am-9pm M-F, 9am-6pm Sat-Sun   Google Map   |   Bing Map

Located near Fashion Island:
23 Corporate Plaza Drive, Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Hours: 7am-9pm M-F, 9am-6pm Sat-Sun

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Call 949-750-2500 For A Free Case Review

Our experienced, discreet lawyers will provide a Free, confidential consultation.

Client Reviews


Felony DUI Was Reduced To Dry Reckless
I got in an accident and was arrested for a DUI. Unfortunately there was substantial injury involved and I got charged with Felony DUI. I was really freaked out by the whole thing and what the consequences could be.

Tsion and her team really went above and beyond to calm me down and educate me on my options and how they would attack the charges. After some careful research, they identified some issues with the evidence and were able to able reduce the charge to a dry reckless and I kept my license. I can wholeheartedly recommend Chudnovsky Law. They are top notch!
Maria, AVVO User


I highly recommend Tsion Chudnovsky and her team if you need a criminal defense attorney.

One of my tenants was breaking our apartment rules and when I confronted her about it she called the police and made false assault accusations about me. So instead of proceeding with an eviction process, I'm facing down a criminal investigation. Not something I was prepared for or knew how to properly protect myself from.

A friend referred me to Chudnovsky Law and, long story short, Tsion's team blew holes in the allegations. They used a private investigator to research this tenant and the facts and meticulously crafted a defense. Using this info and their connections in the DA's office they got the charges dismissed. I've never needed a defense attorney before and hope I never do again! I can recommend Chudnovsky Law to anyone in need of a caring and smart criminal defense.!
Dusan, Google User


Outstanding Criminal and Immigration Lawyers!
I was charged with a serious felony and was very worried my professional license and immigration visa could be in jeopardy. A friend recommended Ms. Chudnovsky to me.

Tsion and her team really came through for me. They acted fast to develop a defense strategy and executed it. She is very connected with the DAs and court systems and worked their network to resolve my case. She got the charges dismissed and gave me my life back! Her fixed fee wasn't the lowest, but worth every cent. Highly recommended!
Sarah, Google User




Top Rated Newport Beach DUI Defense Attorney

Our skilled attorneys lawyers have developed successful strategies to fight DUI and DWI drunk driving charges. Your DUI lawyer will carefully deconstruct the evidence to uncover any flaws or police mistakes that will contribute to the best possible outcome to your case no matter how serious the charges.

Our Newport Beach, CA DUI defense lawyers have successfully defended all kinds of DUI cases:



You Only Have 10 Days After A DUI To Stop Automatic DMV License Suspension

Call 949-750-2500 for a Free consultation. Our experienced lawyers and former DMV hearing officer know what it takes to save your license and achieve the best outcome possible.



Top Criminal Defense


Top Newport Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are charged with a crime, you need a lawyer who specializes in criminal defense that will carefully protect your best interests. You need the best Newport Beach criminal defense attorney who understands the nuances of your charges and will carefully examine every detail to construct a successful defense strategy for your case.

Protecting clients from convictions & penalties is our number one priority

Our criminal lawyers understand that criminal charges can have a profound impact on your life. Criminal charges can threaten your personal and professional well-being, your parental rights - and put your future on the line. 

Our experienced criminal defense lawyers provide smart, aggressive defense for all types of charges including:


DUI drunk driving defense

  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Vehicular Assault and Manslaughter
  • Driver’s License Suspensions & Restorations
  • Felony Drunk Driving
  • Child Endangerment
  • Drunk in Public

Drug offenses

  • Marijuana Crimes
  • Pot Dispensary Violations
  • Making Hash Oil, Honey Oil
  • Prescription Drug Charges
  • Federal and Major Felony Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Possession
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver
  • Drug Distribution and Sales
  • Drug Cultivation and Manufacturing

White collar crimes

  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Check Forgery
  • Identity Theft
  • Financial Crimes
  • Fraud and Embezzlement
  • Medicare and Insurance Fraud
  • Tax Fraud, Tax Evasion

Post-conviction services

  • Criminal Record Expungement
  • Driving License Restoration
  • Probation and Parole Violations

Newport Beach shoplifting

Elder neglect and abuse

Juvenile offenses

Assault & violent crimes

  • Newport Beach Weapons Charge
  • Domestic Violence
  • Hit and Run
  • Arson Charges
  • Newport Beach gun charge lawyer
  • Gun Law, Felony Firearm
  • Stalking
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with Intent to Murder
  • Homicide

Sex crimes

  • Internet Sex Crime
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Prostitution
  • Sex Solicitation
  • Sexual Assault, Statutory Rape
  • Indecent Exposure, Lewd Conduct

Property and theft crimes

  • Armed Robbery, Burglary
  • Credit Card Theft
  • Misdemeanor Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Federal Crime
  • Receiving Stolen Property

Federal criminal charges

The Newport Beach Indy has reported that local crime rates reached historic lows.

Start Your Defense As Early As Possible

If you have just been arrested or someone you know is in custody for a crime, contact us asap. Even if you are under investigation, you need to start working to defend against aggressive prosecutors and police. We believe there's no time to waste. 

The most critical window for defense work may be the first few days following an arrest, or even prior to formal charges being filed. By getting to work immediately, often we can locate favorable defense evidence and witnesses, and get a head start towards defeating the charges. And sometimes it's possible to stop criminal charges from being filed. 


Don't Wait for Prosecutors to Make the First Move

Call 949-750-2500 for a Free confidential case review to start your defense!  We are dedicated to defending your rights, reputation & freedom.


Orange County Courts

Our Newport Beach criminal defense attorneys represent clients in all OC courts including:

Harbor Justice Center
4601 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Central Justice Center
700 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Lamoreaux Justice Center
341 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868-3205

North Justice Center
1275 North Berkeley Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832

West Justice Center
8141 13th Street, Westminster, CA 92683
Orange, CA 92868-3205


Orange County Jails

Newport Beach Police Department Jail
Temporary holding only
870 Santa Barbara Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 644-3681

Laguna Beach Police Department Jail
Temporary holding only
505 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-0701

Costa Mesa Police Department Jail
Temporary holding only
99 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 754-5252

James Musick Jail
13502 Musick Honor Farm Rd
Irvine, CA 92618

Orange County Central Jail
550 N. Flower St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 647-4666

Theo Lacy Jail
501 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 647-4666

Orange County Juvenile Hall
331 City Drive,
City of Orange, CA 92868
(714) 935-6660


Don't Wait for Prosecutors to Make the First Move

Call 949-750-2500 for a Free confidential case review to start your defense!  We are dedicated to defending your rights, reputation & freedom.