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Criminal Lawyer Handling Cases in Harbor Court / Newport Beach

Harbor Justice Center - Newport Beach Facility
4601 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660-2595

Have you been arrested for driving while intoxicated, drug possession, theft or another criminal offense? Are you scheduled to appear at the Harbor Justice Center? Then contact an Orange County criminal defense attorney at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti and get the defense you need before stepping into that courtroom. The number to call is (888) 588-7778.

The "Harbor Court" or "Newport Court" as it is often referred to conducts a wide variety of services including "DUI Court" and "Drug Court" both held on Tuesdays at 9am in Courtroom H4. Traffic offenses that were previously handled by the Laguna Hill Facility are also handled at the Newport Beach Facility Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm, with one Tuesday a month dedicated to night court. Translators and sign language interpreters are available upon request.

Harbor Court serves the some of the following communities in regards to criminal proceedings only: Aliso Viejo, Capistrano Beach, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano.

For general information concerning the Center or a specific department, please call (657) 622-5400.

Previous Cases at Harbor Justice Center

  • Defended a young woman charged with child endangerment. She was accused of several counts and her child was taken from her and briefly placed in foster care. Law Office of Michael L. Guisti were able to get most of the counts dismissed. The woman served home confinement and her child was returned to her.
  • Law Office of Michael L. Guisti defended a juvenile client charged with several felonies for credit card theft. After an exhaustive investigation, Mr. Guisti was able to get the case dismissed.
  • A same sex couple driving along the beach was being harassed by drivers in another car. The couple nearly got into an accident and was accused of trying to run the harassers off the road. The driver was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Law Office of Michael L. Guisti was able to reduce the sentence to a misdemeanor and the man only served probation.

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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“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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