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Huntington Beach has always had the reputation of being a rowdy party town, however Huntington Beach is looking to change that image, which police are now doing by cracking down on the rowdiness, and if you've been arrested for a crime or DUI in Huntington Beach you must contact our specialists right away.

It doesn't matter what you've been arrested for our Huntington Beach attorney specializes in handling EVERY type of Felony or Misdemeanor case at the West Justice Center and testimonials from our clients show we have successfully defended against a variety of cases at West Court.

We know you need to go on with your life, and that is why if you were arrested in the afternoon we'll be here in the evening to meet with you.

Our Approach

Most attorneys will gladly hear your story and take your money, and wait until the DA makes their move, but from the moment we receive your case our Huntington Beach criminal attorney specialists are very aggressive working with the Orange County District Attorney and prosecutors at the West Justice Center, which has allowed our clients cases to be dismissed or have charges greatly reduced.

Our Huntington Beach Attorneys Handle EVERY Case!

Our criminal specialists handle EVERY type of criminal case that comes across our office in a timely and professional matter.

Below are some of the more common cases we have successfully defended against.

Huntington Beach is a very popular place for parties, bars and clubs, and Huntington Beach respond with massive saturated DUI patrols and DUI checkpoints, and on Friday and Saturday nights it's not unusual to see a police unit on almost every block along Beach Blvd. If you've been arrested for DUI they're ways you could possibly get out it, and so you must contact our Huntington Beach DUI lawyer right away so we can see what options are available for you.

Assault and Battery
Huntington Beach's Main Street is very popular for the club and bar crowd, however area residents and the city aren't too happy with the "party" atmosphere claiming too many fights are breaking out, and so police are very quick to arrest people on alleged assault and battery charges following a reported altercation. If you've been arrested you must contact our Huntington Beach assault and battery lawyer specialists.

Sex Crimes
In addition to cracking down on reported fights Huntington Beach is also cracking down on people engaged in lewd acts and indecent exposure. If you've been arrested for that or, sexual battery, sexual assault, child molestation or other sex crime you must contact our Huntington Beach sex crimes lawyer specialists right now for a confidential meeting.

Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a very serious charge and if you were arrested it could be more complicated if you're charged with one or more of the following, making criminal threats, child endangerment, assault and battery, domestic battery, corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant, or elder abuse, which is why you need to get in contact with our Huntington Beach domestic violence lawyer right away.

With the Bella Terra and corporations Huntington Beach officials are quick to act on theft crimes. If you've been arrested for shoplifting or other theft crime in Huntington Beach you must contact the Huntington Beach theft attorneys so we can defend you against theft charges such as petty theft, grand theft, embezzlement and other misdemeanor and felony theft charges.

About Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach is officially known as "Surf City, USA," and for good reason as it's an internationally recognized surfing destination. In addition to world class surfing Huntington Beach has had a long reputation as being a rowdy town with its several bars on Main Street in downtown (dubbed "The Jersey Shore of OC" by the Los Angeles Times), and that reputation is something Huntington Beach city officials want to change.

That change of reputation is coming by way of Huntington Beach Police aggressively cracking down on DUI, public intoxication, sex crimes, vandalism, assault and battery, and drug offenses, and this is where Michael L. Guisti can help you, and it begins by calling us.

If you're facing charges of DUI, public intoxication, sex crimes, vandalism, assault and battery, or a drug crime, the Huntington Beach criminal attorney at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti can bring years of criminal defense experience to your aid.

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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