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Irvine Criminal Defense Attorney

When you’ve been charged with a crime you don’t just want an attorney, you want an attorney you can trust. Michael L. Guisti and his team of highly qualified criminal defense lawyers here at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti have been practicing law in Orange County since 1999 and they’ve successfully handled hundreds of criminal defense and DUI defense for both misdemeanor and felony cases. We are proud of our track record of defending clients from Irvine and other Orange County communities in state and federal court. If you need an attorney to defend you against criminal charges in Irvine, Newport Beach, Tustin or any surrounding communities, contact Law Office of Michael L. Guisti.

Our Irvine Location:
By Appointment Only

2030 Main Street
Suite 1300
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 390-9898


We Can Help Fight Your Charges

One of the things that make Irvine such a unique and vibrant city is its large Asian American and immigrant community. At Law Office of Michael L. Guisti we understand that cultural misunderstandings can lead to criminal charges being filed and offer services in Chinese, Korean, and other foreign languages to help our clients better understand the law and defend themselves in court.

Our Irvine Office is conveniently located on Main Street, a short drive from the Newport Beach Harbor Orange County Court. Our proximity to the court and our years of experience trying cases in state and federal courts have allowed us to build up strong professional relationships with judges and prosecutors. We know the best strategies to use in Orange County courts in order to successfully have the charges against our clients reduced or dismissed. We specialize in criminal defense and DUI defense and make our client’s peace of mind our top priority. Our team of award winning lawyers is here to answer your questions and give you an aggressive defense.

Nobody ever thought they would need a criminal defense attorney. Most people obey the law so they don’t know what to do when they find themselves facing a criminal charge. This problem is even worse for recent immigrants who might be unfamiliar with the law and the American legal system. Whatever questions you might have our staff will help advise you on the best course of action throughout the process. We can answer any questions you might have about the law, courtroom procedures, and dealing with law enforcement.

The most important thing to remember is that you need to take the charges against you seriously, because the prosecution definitely does. When you’re facing a criminal charge you need to have an lawyer on your side to represent you. A skilled Irvine criminal defense attorney will stand up for your rights and advise you of your obligations. We know how difficult this situation is and will do whatever it takes to set your mind at ease so you can get your life back.

Why You Should Hire Our Irvine Criminal Defense Lawyers

There’s more at stake than just prison time or fines, your reputation can be irrevocably damaged by a criminal conviction and that’s why you need a strong courtroom defense. Law Office of Michael L. Guisti has been an active presence in Irvine since 1999 and our attorneys have the skill, knowledge, and understanding you’ll need to defend yourself against criminal charges. We are a part of Irvine and Newport Beach community and as your local lawyers, we want to make it better by defending our clients who have been accused of a crime to stand up and protect their rights. We’re proud of our track record of successes in Irvine and want to keep helping people in need for years to come.

Call Us Today

We know that you have questions and the legal professionals at our Irvine Office are available to help you 24 hours a day. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Irvine, Tustin, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, or any sounding cities, contact Law Office of Michael L. Guisti. One of our criminal defense attorneys can give you a free and confidential consolation and advise you on your options for defense.

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

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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.


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