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Orange County Rape Defense Attorneys

California Penal Code Section 261-269 - Rape

Rape is an unfortunate crime that comes with serious consequences. Whether an accusation of rape is legitimate or fraudulent, the severity of the punishment means you should take this case seriously in every circumstance. A conviction of rape can have a lasting negative effect on your criminal record, your public reputation, and your future opportunities.

Know your rights and explore all your option when facing a charge of rape. Let an experienced OC sex crime defense attorney help you get the best possible outcome for your case. Contact Law Office of Michael L. Guisti at (714) 530-9690 today and begin building your defense!

Call us today at (714) 530-9690 to discuss your case in a free case evaluation!

Understand Your Charges

Section 261-269 of the California Penal Code specifies what constitutes rape. In most cases, rape concerns an act of sexual intercourse in which the victim did not give consent or was not able to. In certain cases when a false accusation of rape is made, a person may claim that they did not consent to the act of sexual intercourse, which provides some grounds for a case. It is important to know the law so you can protect your rights from being taken advantage of.

In addition to consent, several other factors affect a case involving rape, including:

  • Marital status
  • Use of force
  • Duress or menace

Rape convictions can result in prison sentences of more than five years and also count under California's three-strikes law. Without effective handling of your case, your reputation and your future could be at stake. Unfortunate situations such as those that fall under the category of "date rape" can be difficult and painful for all parties involved. It is important that everyone's rights be protected, and if you have been falsely accused of rape, it is important that your innocence is established.

"Police showed up at work to arrest me for rape. A family member strongly recommended calling Orange County rape attorney Michael L. Guisti right away. I did and told him what happened, and a few days later Mr. Guisti calls me and says evidence he showed the DA proved I didn’t do this crime, and Mr. Guisti got my case totally dismissed. This was tough on everybody, but Mr. Guisti was a miracle worker and calmed me and calmed my family down. I always heard these cases were hard to win, because no matter what the courts always believe the victim, but Mr. Guisti proved everybody wrong and that is why I strongly recommend Mr. Guisti to everybody I come across."

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Fight with Our Experienced Orange County Law Firm

The attorneys at our firm have years of experience in criminal defense and have been fighting for our clients since 1999. Our firm continues to serve Fullerton and Orange County with our exceptional legal team and ability to handle many cases involving criminal law. Do not let your case be handled poorly. Call our firm today at (714) 530-9690 and schedule a free consultation to explore your options as you move forward!

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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“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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Case Results

sex crimes

Case Dropped

Young man charged and arrested for sexual battery.

assault

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.