Santa Monica Criminal Defense Lawyer

Santa Monica Criminal Defense Attorney Max Gorby has more than 19 years of experience defending individuals against criminal charges that originate from the LAX Superior Courthouse.  If you have been arrested in the Santa Monica area, you will need a lawyer who has experience in dealing with the Santa Monica Police Department, the LAX branch of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, and the Santa Monica City Prosecutor’s Office.  Criminal Defense Attorney Max Gorby has been successful in contacting these agencies before going to court in an effort to have your criminal charges dismissed before the initial court date.

Call Santa Monica Criminal Defense Attorney Max Gorby at (323) 477-2819

You are innocent unless proven guilty and the burden of proving your guilt rests entirely upon the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in the LAX Branch and the Santa Monica City Prosecutor’s Office.  It may be possible to reduce the charges against you to a lesser offense or otherwise negotiate an alternative resolution to your case.  I can help answer some of the questions you may have regarding your case, such as:

  • Did the police violate my constitutional rights?
  • What are the next steps in the legal process?
  • What are the chances of accomplishing a reduction in the charges?
  • Is it possible to be incarcerated for my alleged offense?
  • Are there any alternative programs to avoid possible incarceration?

When you are looking for a lawyer, you need aggressive and experienced counsel to successfully defend your rights.  I have handled countless criminal cases in the LAX Superior Court.  When you are facing criminal charges, don’t risk your liberty and future.

Call Santa Monica Criminal Defense Attorney Max Gorby at (323) 477-2819

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The Courthouse and Los Angeles District Attorney’s Airport Branch is located at:

Airport Branch Office
11701 South La Cienega Blvd., #601
Los Angeles, Ca. 90045
Phone 310-727-6500
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Santa Monica City Attorney

The City of Santa Monica is known for its open government and robust public process, for protecting individual rights, and for creatively improving community  welfare and quality of life. The Santa Monica City Attorney office works to implement those values by providing an unusually wide range of legal services to the City and its people.

The Criminal Division prosecutes a wide variety of cases ranging from domestic abuse, drunk driving, and burglaries, to minor infractions. The division also helps crime victims obtain restitution. Most cases arise from arrests and citations by the Santa Monica Police Department.

Santa Monica Police Department

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The Santa Monica Police Department offers a variety of services to the public, from security surveys and facility tours to convenient online ticket payment options.  The Santa Monica Police Department is composed of 216 sworn police officers and more than 460 total staff members. The Santa Monica Police department boasts an innovative approach to community oriented policing and strives to meet the needs of the City and community. They continue to implement solutions, provide a challenging work environment, and encourage continued learning and development throughout our employees’ careers.

City of Santa Monica


What is now Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade — a retail, entertainment and shopping destination that many consider the heart of Downtown — was originally a regular street with automobile traffic. That changed in 1965 when Third Street was converted into one of the first pedestrian malls in the country.

In 1984, the Santa Monica City Council created a city-funded nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency called the Third Street Development Corporation, later renamed the Bayside District Corporation, now Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM, Inc.) and charged with the directive of keeping the area vital.

After a two-year planning process to develop a new approach to the area, a 1986 bond issue to fund the project and a 1988 groundbreaking, a new and revitalized Third Street Promenade launched September 1989.

The initial $13 million investment by the City of Santa Monica attracted additional private investment estimated at more than $500 million. The City also created the Third Street Promenade and Downtown District assessment fee. Funded by tenants within the district, the assessments, along with sales tax and other funding, generate approximately $13 million per year for Promenade management. This includes operation, maintenance and repair of public improvements — cleaning parking structures and pavement, landscaping maintenance, etc.— Santa Monica Police Department services, utilities and marketing programs.

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is bordered on the west and east sides by Ocean Avenue and 7th Street, respectively; the north and south sides by Wilshire Blvd. and Colorado Ave. The Third Street Promenade includes the three blocks between Broadway and Wilshire Blvd. There are public parking structures on 2nd and 4th streets between Wilshire Blvd. and Broadway and one structure just north of Wilshire on 4th Street.