“If there is one characteristic that defines me, it is my belief in human dignity, my belief that my client's life is just as important now as it was on the day they were born.” - Michael Guisti

Tap to Call (888) 478-8999
Our Legal Team Is Standing By
Home Federal Crimes Marijuana Laws

OC Federal Medical Marijuana Lawyer

Do Federal Laws Apply to Medical Marijuana?

Whether you are a medical marijuana user or dispensary owner, it is important to know how state and federal laws affect you. You may think you are well within California laws and regulations, but could be unknowingly violating federal law. It is crucial that you have an experienced and aggressive federal drug crime lawyer on your side during this time. We are here to keep informed of your rights and guide you through the steps you need to take.

Since 1999, our firm's attorneys have been handling drug crime cases and have a proven track record of success. Fight for the best possible outcome by retaining dedicated legal representation from our professional legal team. Call Law Office of Michael L. Guisti at (714) 530-9690 today if you are ready to start building a strategic defense against your charges.

Back to Top

State Rights vs. Federal Rights

As a medical marijuana dispensary owner, you may be cultivating and distributing large amounts of marijuana at a given time. California law protects many parts of your business, but under federal law, it is still possible to be charged with a crime when possessing large quantities of marijuana, even for medical purposes. If you are operating well within the bounds of California law, but find yourself being charged with a federal marijuana crime, you want to fight to protect your innocence. A knowledgeable Orange County federal offense attorney may help you find a favorable solution to your case.

Back to Top

Our Firm is Here to Help You Do The Following:

  • Gather necessary evidence
  • Strategize with creative legal solutions
  • Build a strong defense
  • Communicate your side of the story
  • Secure the best possible outcome in court

As a medical marijuana user, you may not be subject to the same risks in federal law as a dispensary owner might, but it is still possible to violate the law. When the punishments for marijuana crimes are severe, it is important to know what is within the limits of state law, and what violates federal law.

Back to Top

Building a Strong Defense for Federal Courts

In a federal trial, using or selling marijuana is not a valid defense, even though it is legal in the state of California. Federal marijuana crime charges may be complex, but you can fight them with an attorney who is experienced in marijuana defense at the federal level. We understand this area of the law and are prepared to help with your case. Our clients are our priority, and in our pursuit of success, we give our clients tough representation without sacrificing integrity.

Safeguard your future by speaking with a dedicated lawyer from our firm as soon as possible. Call our Orange County law office today at (714) 530-9690 or (888) 478-8999 to schedule your free consultation.

Back to Top

Additional Information

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.

(714) 530-9690

Payment options available:

Payment options available:

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!”

- G.O. on


“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.”

- Client on


“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.”

- J.D. on


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.


Read Our Important Announcement About COVID-19

Dear valued clients, due to the COVID-19 virus and out of respect for the community, our office is offering our services remotely via phone and video. Please call or email us through our web contact form and we would be happy to discuss your case. Watch Michael L. Guisti's COVID-19 Public Service Announcement.

Schedule My Consultation

Orange County Federal Pot Offense Lawyer Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

Copyright © 2024 All Rights Reserved. Law Office of Michael L. Guisti.