Howard M. Van Elgort

Howard M. Van Elgort

I am a Santa Cruz Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney. I’m a Former Judge with over 30 years of experience serving clients in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties, including the communities of: Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Capitola, Soquel, Aptos, Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond, Felton, Davenport, Freedom, Corralitos, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Marina, Prunedale, Castroville, Salinas, and Hollister.

I have over 30 years experience in the criminal justice field having been a prosecutor, a public defender in the Federal and State court systems, a judge and a private criminal defense practitioner. I have handled a wide variety of felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases. My current practice is limited to criminal law cases with an emphasis on the defense of those accused of drunk driving (driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs – DUI).

I serve clients in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties, including the communities of: Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Capitola, Soquel, Aptos, Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond, Felton, Davenport, Freedom, Corralitos, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Marina, Prunedale, Castroville, Salinas, and Hollister.