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The right defense is crucial when faced with federal charges

Being accused of any crime is a daunting experience and the ensuing criminal investigation can be extremely taxing for both you and your family. Every case is different, so there is no hard and fast rule for what to expect if you find yourself in this situation. The nature of the accusation, the number of charges and even any previous convictions can all affect the severity of your situation. Similarly, the matter of whether the case is to be prosecuted in a federal or state court is also important.

Senator jailed for alleged voter fraud in California

Being part of a white collar crime can be extremely damaging to your reputation and your career. When you work in a position of power, you may find yourself constantly under scrutiny. The slightest mistake could land you in serious trouble. Aside from the stress caused by facing criminal charges, you could even be suspended from your position while the alleged offense is under investigation.

What are your defense options when faced with criminal charges?

Criminal charges can have a devastating effect on your personal and professional life and even on your future. Whether the charges relate to drug crimes, violence, theft or even something else, the mark on your record can be highly detrimental. We discussed in a previous article the potential damage to reputation that may be suffered by an Air Force veteran accused of fraud and identity theft.

Federal drug classifications depend on multiple factors

If you are accused of a drug-related offense, the severity of the charges against you and of the potential penalties if convicted can be affected by the type of drug involved. Other factors such as the quantity of the substance and any previous offenses can also come into play.

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