Santa Monica & West LA

Criminal, DUI, Immigration & Injury Lawyers

Chudnovsky Law is a premier law firm practicing criminal & DUI defense, immigration and personal injury law in Santa Monica and West Los Angeles. Our firm offers a rare team of top criminal defense & injury attorneys and experienced immigration lawyers.

The intersection between criminal & immigration law is one of the most complex areas of US law. Chudnovsky Law is a full service immigration firm that is recognized as a leader in criminal & DUI defense for both US and non-US citizens.

We Fight for your rights, Your reputation & Your freedom

If you are facing criminal or DUI charges or are under investigation in Santa Monica, West LA, Venice Beach or other surrounding cities, you will need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer to fight for the best outcome possible in your case

Our experienced criminal defense lawyers know how the LA District Attorney's office and judges operate and how to work with them. We also know what to look for in Santa Monica Police DepartmentLAPD and other city police reports when constructing your defense. Our criminal lawyers are skilled at analyzing your case and all evidence for weaknesses and using them to build successful defenses against the charges.

Call 424-340-7220 For A Free Consultation

Our experienced, discreet lawyers will provide a free, confidential case review.

ORANGE COUNTY OFFICE 23 Corporate Plaza Drive, Suite 150 Newport Beach, CA 92660 949-424-5450

1541 Ocean Avenue Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Hours: 7am-9pm Mon-Fri
9am-6pm Sat-Sun

Santa Monica Client Reviews


Highly Recommended Immigration Attorney
Tsion assisted my current employer in transferring my H1b work visa from the previous employer. I admire the way she gathered all the relevant information and had detailed conversations with me and my boss before preparing the petition. The petition itself was meticulously prepared and followed up with USCIS by Tsion. Initially what we had imagined would be a daunting process turned out to be a smooth ride for my employer and myself, mainly due to Tsion's experience and attention to details. She is well versed in immigration matters and is highly recommended.
Rizwan, AVVO User


I Was Accused of a Serious Felony
and was very worried about that my professional license could be in jeopardy. A good friend recommended Chudnovsky Law to me. Bottom line is Tsion and her team saved my butt. They acted fast to develop their strategy and went to work. She is very connected and worked their network in the system to resolve my case. She got the charges dismissed and gave me my life back! Her fixed fee wasn't the  lowest I was quoted, but worth every penny. Highly recommended!
Dan, Google User


Excellent DUI Attorneys!
They saved my license and got my DUI dismissed due to a police mistake! They saved me a lot of fines and my visa. Fair price and they were very professional and great to work with. No drama just results and they explained everything to me really good.
Enzo, Google User

Our Senior Attorneys

Tsion Chudnovsky, Immigration, Business. Fluent in Spanish, French, Italian

Tsion Chudnovsky, Immigration, Business. Fluent in Spanish, French, Italian

Sherry Cross, Criminal Defense, Injury. Over 2,700 cases defended

Sherry Cross, Criminal Defense, Injury.
Over 2,700 cases defended


Serving Santa Monica & Surrounding Cities Including:


Beverly Hills
Culver City
Century City

El Segundo
Hermosa Beach
Manhattan Beach
Marina Del Rey

Redondo Beach
Sherman Oaks
Venice Beach
West Los Angeles


Serving all Los Angeles courts

If you've been arrested in Santa Monica or surrounding areas, your case will likely be heard at the LAX Airport Courthouse.  Our criminal defense 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 criminal defense attorneys have a proven track record of handling thousands of criminal cases including virtually every kind of felony, misdemeanor and federal crime. Our criminal 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.

Our lawyers represent clients in all Los Angeles 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 Criminal 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

EOIR Immigration Court
606 South Olive St, 15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014 


Bail & Release Help at LA County jails

Is your loved one incarcerated at a Los Angeles County Jail? Our Los Angeles 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.

Santa Monica 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 information call (213) 473-6100.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

A Santa Monica criminal charge does not have to mean you'll be convicted. Our experienced defense attorneys have defended thousands of cases including felonies, misdemeanors 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.

Top 17 Criminal Defense Strategies →
Expungement of Criminal Records →

DUI & DWI Defense

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.

How To Fight DUI Charges and Win →
What to Do After a DUI →


Immigration & Visas

Chudnovsky Law offers full immigration and visa services for corporations, investors, students, individuals and families. US immigration, tax and estate laws are complex and can require careful consideration. The firm often assists Santa Monica clients with the immigration consequences of criminal or DUI charges, change of status and other immigration issues. 

Types of Immigration Visas →

Accident & Personal Injury

Personal injury accidents & financial injuries 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.

What to Do After an Injury →


Call 424-340-7220 For a Free consultation

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