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Arrested for Prescription Drug Fraud?

If you have been caught doctor shopping anywhere in Orange County, and need to beat the charge, our defense attorneys can explain the charges you're facing and work to keep you out of jail. For over a decade, Law Office of Michael L. Guisti has fought drug crime charges for our clients throughout Southern California. Schedule a free consultation to learn how we can handle your case.

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What is the Charge of Prescription Drug Fraud?

If you obtain or attempt to obtain a prescription for controlled substances by fraud or by concealing important information from your doctor, you can be arrested for doctor shopping. Examples of doctor shopping include concealing the fact that you're seeing another doctor or presenting falsified information. Convictions of doctor shopping could be filed either as a misdemeanor or a felony.

If convicted of misdemeanor doctor shopping you face up to one year in jail. Felony doctor shopping could result in being sent to a California State Prison for up to three years. These charges are complex and sometimes can entail additional charges like possession and possible possession with intent to sell. One of our Orange County drug crime defense attorneys can go over the best defense methods for your case.

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Alternative Sentencing for Drug Crimes in OC

Rather than having you spend time in prison or pay fines, a defense attorney from Law Office of Michael L. Guisti could arrange to have you sent to a drug treatment program. Best of all, once you successfully complete the drug treatment program your charges are dropped.

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"I was arrested for doctor shopping. I have severe back pain and am on disability for back pain. I went to this doctor, he leaves and soon walking in the door were police to arrest me for doctor shopping. I have never felt so embarrassed. A friend of a friend suggested I call Orange County doctor shopping lawyer Michael L. Guisti at his Irvine office. I did, and told him what happened. Mr. Guisti showed the judge all my paperwork, talked to the judge and I was set free. Thank God for people like attorney Michael L. Guisti, because I thought this was going to drag out for a long time, but Mr. Guisti went to the court and took care of it in no time."

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Get Help Now - Call Law Office of Michael L. Guisti

Not only will our legal team go over and explain the complexities of this charge, but by calling before the Orange County District Attorney formally files charges we can work with the DA to reduce charges and get you into drug treatment program. Our lawyer will also investigate police action leading to your arrest which could result in your case being dismissed.

The very serious charges you're facing could result in years behind bars and a ruined reputation. For this reason, you need to call Law Office of Michael L. Guisti at (714) 530-9690 right away.

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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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“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.


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