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Newport Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

Harbor Justice Center

Newport Beach is one of the best places to visit and to live, and given its reputation Newport Beach Police are very tough on crime, which means if you've been arrested you must contact our firm as soon as possible.

No matter what you've been arrested for, we specialize in handling every type of Felony or Misdemeanor criminal case at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.

We know this is a difficult time for you, your family and everybody involved, but we have well over a decade of experience at Harbor Court and will lead you through the process and to everything in our power to get you or your loved one out of Orange County Jail or Newport Beach city jail.

Our Newport Beach law office deals with a lot of situations and whatever your situation may be you must call right away at (949) 566-8368 for a free consultation at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti.

Time is very important, which is why if you or a loved one was arrested in the afternoon we'll keep our office open in the evening just for you to meet with us tonight.

Our Newport Beach Location:
By Appointment Only

2549 Eastbluff Drive, Suite 208
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 566-8368


We Handle EVERY Kind of Case

It doesn't matter what kind of crime you committed, because our Newport Beach criminal attorneys handle EVERY type of criminal case. By calling our lawyers your case will be handled in a prompt and professional matter. Below are some of the more common cases we have successfully defended against.

Assault and Battery

While assault and battery arrests are associated with domestic violence cases, however they're other possible ways you could face assault and battery charges. Newport Beach brings in many people on the weekend and when so many people come together sometimes problems arise. If you've been arrested contact our Newport Beach assault and battery lawyer attorney right now.


Newport Beach is home to Fashion Island and other famous luxurious shopping stores, and Newport Beach Police are very aggressive going after those accused of theft crimes, whether at stores, at homes or even at businesses. If you've been arrested for shoplifting or any other theft crime you must contact the Newport Beach theft attorneys so we can defend you against petty theft, grand theft, embezzlement and other misdemeanor and felony theft charges.


Newport Beach is a very popular on the weekend, and Newport Beach Police have DUI patrols and DUI checkpoints. If you've been arrested for DUI you must contact our Newport Beach DUI lawyer right away so we can work to get your license back and your life back on track.

Domestic Violence

Newport Beach takes domestic violence charges very seriously and if arrested charges could include, 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 Newport Beach domestic violence lawyer right away.

Sex Crimes

We know this is a very serious allegation and if you've been arrested for rape, statutory rape, lewd acts, indecent exposure, sexual battery, sexual assault, child molestation, prostitution or other sex crime it's very important to contact our Newport Beach sex crimes lawyer right now. We understand the sensitivity and potential damage to your reputation, which is why it's important you contact our professional Newport Beach sex crimes attorney.

About Newport Beach

Newport Beach is considered to be the crowd jewel of Orange County that embodies the California dream with pristine coastline, prestigious real estate and exclusive shops at Fashion Island. It's the place where Hollywood stars keep "one of their homes," and tourists from around the world flock by the thousands.

In recent years several young people from around Orange County have been making their way to the bars along Balboa Boulevard, that along with several people using drugs to lose weight to "fit in" with the Newport Beach lifestyle. This has resulted in Newport Beach Police stepping up enforcement on Friday and Saturday nights that has resulted in DUI cases, and aggressively going after people to take and sell drugs like meth.

Furthermore Newport Beach Police along with stores at Fashion Island aggressively prosecute shoplifters for petty theft and grand theft.

The fact is Newport Beach has a reputation to uphold and the city is using its police to make sure their city's reputation stays clean, and this is where our Newport Beach criminal attorney from Law Office of Michael L. Guisti comes in. Over the past decade the OC defense attorney at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti has established professional relationships with numerous Orange County prosecutors at the Harbor Justice Center and law enforcement throughout South County, which benefits our clients.

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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