Santa Monica & Venice DUI & Criminal Lawyer

If you are facing criminal charges or are under investigation in Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Malibu, or Culver City, you will need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer to fight for the best outcome possible in your case.


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 Los Angeles County 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.


Top venice DUI & Criminal Defense law firm

The Santa Monica & Venice criminal defense lawyers at Chudnovsky Law know how both the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office and the Santa Monica City Attorney's offices operate and how to work with them. We also know what to look for in Santa Monica SMPD and LAPD Police reports when constructing your defense. Our criminal lawyers are skilled at analyzing criminal charges, police reports and evidence for weaknesses and using them to build successful defenses against the charges.

Our criminal law office defends all types of criminal & DUI charges including:

  • Santa Monica DUI Defense
  • Santa Monica Theft Crimes
  • Santa Monica Lewd Conduct
  • Santa Monica Indecent Exposure
  • Santa Monica Domestic Violence
  • Santa Monica Drug Crimes
  • Santa Monica Assault & Battery
  • Santa Monica Criminal Threats
  • Santa Monica Hit And Run
  • Santa Monica Elder Abuse
  • Santa Monica Burglary
  • Santa Monica Sex Crime
  • Santa Monica Juvenile Crime
  • Venice Marijuana Offenses
  • Venice White Collar Crimes
  • Venice Embezzlement
  • Venice Identity Theft
  • Venice Credit Card Fraud
  • Venice Robbery
  • Venice Extortion
  • Venice Prostitution
  • Venice Solicitation
  • Venice Drunk In Public
  • Venice Forgery
  • Venice Weapons Charge
  • Venice Shoplifting

We are eager to begin defending you and will immediately begin work on your case.

Santa Monica Office

1541 Ocean Ave, Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401


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Sherry Cross, Criminal Justice Attorney Over 2,700 cases defended

Sherry Cross, Criminal Justice Attorney
Over 2,700 cases defended

Proven Criminal Defense Strategies

If you are charged with a crime, you need an attorney at law who specializes in criminal defense and that will carefully protect your best interests. You need Santa Monica criminal defense lawyers who understand the unique details of your charges and will carefully examine every detail to build a successful criminal defense strategy for your case.

You want the best criminal attorney in Santa Monica who is experienced in your charges. We have proven our expertise with impressive results.  Our law firm is dedicated to providing the best possible criminal defense for you.

Santa Monica, Culver City & Malibu DUI and DWI defense Attorney

If you are charged with a Santa Monica or Venice DUI or DWI driving while intoxicated, you only have 10 days after a DUI to stop an automatic license suspension. It is critical to act quickly to keep your license.

When your license and criminal record are on the line, you need the best DUI lawyers in Los Angeles. There's a reason many clients have told us we're the Best DUI lawyers in Los Angeles. Our attorneys have developed proven strategies for how to fight DUI charges and win. Regardless of the severity of your case, your DUI lawyer will carefully deconstruct the evidence and uncover any flaws or errors that can contribute to a successful DUI defense. Our aggressive defense will help achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Start Your Defense As Early As Possible

If you have just been arrested or someone you know is in custody for a crime in Santa Monica or Culver City, 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 work with the district attorney to stop criminal charges from being filed. 


Don't wait for prosecutors to make the first move

Call 949.424.5450 for a Free confidential case review to start your defense!  We are dedicated to defending your rights, reputation & freedom.


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 criminal attorneys 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

Compton Courthouse
200 West Compton Blvd
Compton, CA 90220

George Deukmejian Courthouse
275 Magnolia
Long Beach, CA 90802

Inglewood Courthouse
One Regent Street
Inglewood, CA 90301

Metropolitan Courthouse
1945 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Torrance Courthouse
825 Maple Avenue
Torrance, CA 90503

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

You Need The Best Criminal Defense Attorney

Our firm represents clients throughout Los Angeles County and our experienced criminal defense attorneys understand that criminal charges can have a profound impact on your life. Protecting clients against convictions and penalties is our top priority. Criminal charges can threaten your personal and professional well-being, your parental rights - and put your future on the line. Our experienced Santa Monica & Venice criminal attorney provides smart, aggressive defense for all types of criminal charges including:

Santa Monica DUI Defense

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

Santa Monica Drug Crimes

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

Malibu White Collar Crimes

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

Venice Post-Conviction Services

  • Driving License Restoration
  • Probation & Parole Probation Violations

Federal Crimes

Venice Assault & Violent Crimes

  • Venice Hit and Run
  • Santa Monica Weapons Charge
  • Venice Stalking
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with Intent to Murder
  • Gun Law and Charges, Felony Firearm
  • Culver City Domestic Violence
  • Homicide
  • Culver City Arson Charges

Santa Monica Shoplifting

Santa Monica Sex Crimes

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

Malibu Theft & Property Crimes

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

Santa Monica Elder Abuse & Neglect

Culver City Juvenile Crimes


Don't Wait For Prosecutors To Make The First Move

Call 949.424.5450 for a Free confidential case review to start your defense!  We are dedicated to defending your rights, reputation & freedom.