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Orange County Securities Fraud Defense Attorney

Please note that the Law Office of Michael Guisti is a Criminal Defense Firm and we do not represent Victims of Fraud. We represent those who have been arrested for or charged with a Fraud Crime.

Defense for Securities Fraud Charges

If you or your business is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Department of Justice for securities fraud, you want to ensure that your rights are not being violated. Federal investigations can be long and taxing ordeals, and a securities fraud conviction may have harsh effects on your future or your business's future. For effective representation in Southern California, consult our federal crimes attorneys at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti.

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What is Securities Fraud?

When a person or company misrepresents information that investors use to make decisions, that person or company is committing securities fraud. A company might misrepresent information in order to make them more appealing to investors, or even to make them unappealing in other circumstances. Regardless of the reason, misrepresenting that information is a fraudulent action.

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There Are Several Different Types of Securities Fraud

  • Accountant fraud
  • Corporate misconduct
  • Internet fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Pyramid schemes

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Consequences of Securities Fraud Conviction in OC

The SEC may begin an investigation into a company for any number of reasons, such as suspicious earnings reports or information from within the company. The SEC has legal authority to compel a company to produce records and other information and restrain the company's market activity. Because of this, an SEC investigation can have negative effects to a person or company even before they find any evidence of criminal activity.

If evidence of securities fraud is found, the SEC can impose fines and the Department of Justice can impose sentences in federal prison and fines as high as $25 million. Someone facing securities fraud charges is also at risk of additional criminal charges, such as wire fraud and mail fraud. These consequences and the damage to a person or company's reputation make securities fraud a potentially devastating ordeal. If you are under investigation or being charged for securities fraud, you want a knowledgeable and attentive defense attorney with you protecting your rights through the process.

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Defend Your Rights Today

Law Office of Michael L. Guisti believes integrity should not be sacrificed in tough representation. Since 1999, our Irvine criminal defense attorneys have successfully handled cases in many different categories of criminal law. Our experience in white collar criminal law and knowledge of federal crime allows us to fight for the best possible chances in our clients' cases. Our clients are our priority.

Call us at (714) 530-9690 today at our Southern California firm and work with dedicated criminal defense representation to protect your rights and the future of your business!

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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.

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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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