Criminal Defense

Michael D. Ramsdell is a well-respected and well-known former state and federal prosecutor who now is an experienced criminal defense attorney. Since 2011, Michael annually has been named a New England Super Lawyer for criminal defense. With more than 25 years’ experience as a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, Michael represent clients in a broad array of investigations ranging from complex federal white collar crimes, securities violations and other fraud charges, environmental crimes, drug crimes, pornography and firearms charges to state charges including murder, negligent homicide, sexual assault, theft, DWI and lesser offenses.

Ramsdell Law Firm represents businesses and individuals against federal and state prosecutors, agents, and police throughout New Hampshire in matters of all magnitudes, striving to solve cases at the investigative stage quietly and effectively before the matter attracts unwanted publicity. Michael has represented a former New Hampshire Supreme Court justice, a former New Hampshire constitutional law enforcement officer, and one of New Hampshire’s largest employers during state and federal criminal investigations that resulted in no criminal charges. Other high profile matters in which Michael has represented criminal defendants include the architect of the largest Ponzi scheme in New Hampshire history, an officer of another of New Hampshire’s largest employers who was charged with securities fraud, a hedge fund manager charged with mail and wire fraud, and a teacher’s aide charged with multiple counts of sexual assault of children.

Practice Focus:

• Federal and State investigations and prosecutions
• White-collar crime
• Banking and securities violations
• Fraud and cybercrime
• Environmental crimes
• Murder and negligent homicide
• Child pornography and Internet solicitation
• Drug and firearms offenses
• DWI and other major motor vehicle offenses and violations

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