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General Criminal Defense

Avoid Traps for the Unwary and
Seize the Opportunity to Take Steps to Prevent Charges

At Arseneault & Fassett, our attorneys have a broad and deep knowledge of the many areas in which individuals and companies can be exposed to criminal liability. Our team has the experience to successfully defend individuals, business professionals, and companies facing investigation or charges.

Some of our prior work includes the defense of:

  • Homicide
  • Racketeering
  • Conspiracy
  • Sex offenses
  • Robbery
  • CDS/Drug offenses
  • Kidnapping
  • Cyber crimes
  • Theft/Embezzlement
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Municipal Court criminal proceedings
  • DWI

Part of what distinguishes Arseneault & Fassett from other criminal defense law firms is our technique in approaching cases. Every client is assigned two attorneys. This allows us to keep costs down and efficiently devote resources to building a strong defense.

The comprehensive nature of our services allows us to better protect our clients and, in many instances, results in charges against clients being dismissed. We are aggressive courtroom advocates and we work with highly experienced experts and investigators, as appropriate, to combat the prosecution's case.

Our attorneys also have the experience to help you deal with the “parallel” proceedings that often accompany criminal proceedings, such as civil enforcement actions, civil lawsuits, administrative enforcement, suspension of professional licenses and debarment actions.

At Arseneault & Fassett, we remain keenly attuned to the risks inherent in responding to a criminal investigation. An ill-advised response to such an investigation can create problems. We provide proactive advice in early stages of government inquiries to head off this risk and to protect your interests.

One measure of our success is when this advice and guidance results in our clients never being charged. However, when our clients’ liberty or financial survival is put at stake and no acceptable resolution can be reached before trial, we litigate tenaciously.

When we are retained, we promptly analyze the facts and law so as to assess the potential exposure and advise you through every aspect of the process.