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Federal & State White-Collar Criminal Investigations & Trials

Our Criminal Defense Team Has the Experience and Expertise When You Need It

Being accused of a crime is a frightening and serious experience. Building a strong defense is an intricate process that only the most well-versed criminal defense attorneys can successfully execute. You need representation that understands the nature of the investigation and the potential charges, and can defend you aggressively.

White-Collar Crimes Represented

  • Antitrust violations
  • Bribery
  • Credit card fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Espionage
  • Embezzlement
  • Export Control Act
  • Extortion
  • Extradition proceedings
  • False Claims Act litigation
  • Forgery
  • Fraud – Bank, Bankruptcy, Securities, Computer & Internet, Credit Card, Insurance, Mail & Wire, Tax
  • Insider trading
  • Money laundering
  • Parallel proceedings
  • Receivership proceedings
  • RICO actions
  • Tax evasion

At Arseneault & Fassett, our criminal defense team has the experience and expertise that you need. Defending businesses and individuals against white-collar criminal investigations, prosecutions and other government enforcement actions is at the core of our practice. Our clients benefit from the firm's reputation, our attorneys’ expert knowledge of the laws and extensive understanding of the offices and agencies that enforce those laws.

Protecting Your Reputation

Regardless of guilt or innocence, permanent damage to your reputation can occur the moment you are subject to an investigation. Arseneault & Fassett takes a proactive approach to minimize  negative effects.  We provide discreet services that can prevent lasting repercussions and limitations on your future personal and business prospects. In fact, much of our best work is done for clients whose names never reach the papers. We are as well-known and respected for protecting our clients' privacy as we are for our legal acumen.

Proactive Representation

The criminal enforcement process contains both traps for the unwary and, in some cases, the opportunity to avoid being charged with a crime. Our attorneys remain keenly attuned to the risks inherent in responding to a government investigation. You should be aware that an ill-advised response can create criminal liability where there might otherwise have been none. Our attorneys provide proactive advice in the earliest stages of government inquiries to head off this risk, and to protect our clients’ interests.

The Counsel You Need Every Step of the Way

When we are retained, we promptly come up to speed on the facts, analyze the applicable law, assess the potential criminal exposure, and advise the client through every aspect of the process. This may include advice on how best to cope with:

Trial Lawyers

Our measure of success is when our advice 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 are experienced trial attorneys, not just “litigators.”

Knowing your business

While our attorneys and staff have extensive backgrounds in handling state and federal white-collar crime cases, we also make it a priority to understand all aspects of your industry to better defend your case. Our diligent preparation ensures every argument against you is addressed with a well thought-out, detailed response tailored specifically to your unique circumstances. Our past clientele includes:


  • Domestic and multi-national corporations
  • Securities and financial services companies
  • Investment banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Industrial manufacturers
  • Construction
  • Telecommunications
  • Biotech
  • Charitable organizations
  • Oil companies
  • National retail chains
  • Medical groups


  • Corporate Executives
  • Judges
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Doctors
  • Engineers
  • Investment advisers
  • Mortgage brokers
  • Waste haulers
  • Franchisees
  • Elected and appointed state, county and municipal officials
  • Union officials

State and Federal

  • Federal, state and local agencies
  • County Prosecutor's Offices
  • Municipal entities
  • Labor unions
  • Federal law enforcement agents
  • State Police
  • Police unions
  • Elected law enforcement officers
  • County Prosecutor Detectives
  • County Sheriff's Officers
  • Correction's Officers
  • Municipal Officers