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Fighting Federal Charges in Southern California

You may have thought nothing of it at the time. It was a simple transaction with your insurance company that ended up saving you a few dollars. Did you explain the entire situation, or bend the truth a little? Maybe. But who was it going to hurt, and who would find out? Unfortunately, you may have committed mail or insurance fraud - both felonies. Without knowing, you committed a federal crime.

But, help is available. At Law Office of Michael L. Guisti we have represented people facing federal charges throughout Orange County and Southern California. If you've been accused of drug trafficking, mail fraud, or tax evasion you can't afford to settle with just any criminal defense attorney. You need a firm with the track record and the dedication to make sure you get the best possible outcome.

Defense for Different Types of Federal Crimes

Orange County criminal defense attorneys at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti have been providing aggressive counsel for people accused of federal crimes for years. We have extensive experience in the following:

If you have been accused or charged with any of the above crimes, or any other federal law, contact our office soon as possible. The sooner our team is able to begin researching your case and building a defense around it, the better your odds will be at securing a favorable outcome. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (714) 530-9690 or (888) 478-8999.

What is the Point System and Why Does it Matter?

The United States Criminal Code point system will play a pivotal role in your trial. In essence, points add up for various factors involved in your case, such as:

  • Was anyone in the course of the crime?
  • How much money was involved in the situation?
  • How old were you when you committed the crime?
  • Have you been convicted of a federal crime before? What is your criminal history?
  • Were you able to help federal investigators in the course of their investigation and to what degree?

These are just a few of the potential point factors that may come into play during your trial. With that understood, what makes these points so critical? During the sentencing phase, the judge overseeing your case will weigh your point score, and then determine your sentence. The greater the score, the more severe the punishment. Understanding this and hiring a skilled OC federal criminal defense attorney will go a long way in helping your case.

Experience You Can Rely on in Orange County

Law Office of Michael L. Guisti has practiced law at the U.S. District Courts located throughout Orange County since 1999. This kind of understanding and awareness of local courts can make an enormous difference when it comes to your case.

For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today at (714) 530-9690.

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Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.

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Client Reviews

“It was strongly recommended that I call federal defense attorney Michael L. Guisti. He had several investigators look at records and such, and my federal case was dismissed. Michael Guisti does what few attorneys can do, beat the federal government, and that is why if you’re in trouble with the government you need to call Michael Guisti right away!”

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“I had everything to lose, my future, my education. Basically I did something that got me a misdemeanor, and the judge wanted to give a guilty plea. But Michael Guisti would not back down. Instead he fought for me, and now my record is clean.”

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“Back in 2003 I was facing attempted murder. My family hired Michael Guisti to represent me. He is a very good attorney. He always answered my calls, addressed my questions and concerns, and kept me updated about my case. Thank you Michael Guisti for winning my case. I highly recommend anyone facing a criminal charge to see Michael Guisti.”

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Case Results

sex crimes

Case Dropped

Young man charged and arrested for sexual battery.


Case Dropped

Man charged with assault with a deadly weapon for hitting someone in the face with a heavy metal dust pan.

drug crimes

Served Less Than 30 Days in Jail

Young man charged with selling 1000 tabs of ecstasy to undercover officer.

Attempted Murder

Reduced to Assault With Deadly Weapon

Young man knocks the eye out his victim with a metal pipe. Charged with attempted murder and aggravated mayhem. Both cases carried life sentences.

Assault & Battery

Serves 80 Days on Work Furlough

Woman arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon using scissors on a co-worker.

Vehicular Assault

Serves 80 Days on Work Furlough

Man charged with three felony counts of vehicular assault with a deadly weapon.