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Criminal Lawyer Handling Cases in Santa Ana Court / North Court

Central Justice Center
700 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Make no mistake – if you are facing a felony or misdemeanor in the Central Court of Orange County, you cannot afford to wait to find suitable legal representation. Whether you’ve been charged with assault, drugs, theft, domestic violence or murder, the time to build your defense starts now. Speak with the experienced and dedicated Orange County criminal defense team at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti and schedule a consultation. Remember – you have the right to a fair trial and a competent attorney! So don’t wait another moment, call (888) 588-7778 today and get the help you need.

The Central Justice Center, better known by it’s nick name "Santa Ana Court" handles a most of the proceedings that take place in central Orange County. Keep in mind, if "DUI Court" is not held in the Center but rather down the street at the Community Courts Building, every Thursday at 1:30pm. It is located at:

909 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92701

All other misdemeanor and felony cases are conducted daily (except weekends) from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Translators and sign language interpreters are available upon request. Santa Ana Court serves Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and Villa Park.

For general information concerning the Central Center or a specific department, please call (657) 622-6878.

Previous Cases at Central Justice Center

  • Law Office of Michael L. Guisti was hired to defend a person accused of murder. After over a year of exhaustive investigating by Mr. Guisti, the District Attorney dismissed the case.
  • A man was accused of stealing electronic equipment worth over $10,000 and selling it to a pawn shop. Law Office of Michael L. Guisti was able to get the charge reduced to petty theft under $50.

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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