When you have to go to court, the system is designed to protect you just as much as someone who is a victim of a crime. You deserve to have your innocence preserved until you're proven to be guilty. If the prosecution or authorities make a mistake, it could be enough to have your case dismissed.
Many individuals that face federal drug convictions see penalties related to possessing a narcotic with the intent to distribute the drug. Perhaps an officer searched your vehicle after a traffic stop and found distribution bags, scales and cash – all pointing to the fact that you may be involved with selling illegal drugs.
Federal fraud charges can create serious problems for you. If you are convicted, it could mean spending years in prison and having hefty fines and penalties to pay. You may struggle to maintain your friendships and relationships. In all, you could truly lose everything.
White collar crimes are aptly named, as they're generally committed by people who do not do manual labor. These individuals, who could wear white-collared shirts without risking getting them dirty, often work with finances and may be chief executive officers (CEOs) or business executives.
Federal drug charges are particularly damaging to your reputation and the possibilities for your future. With most federal crimes, you face at least one year in prison and the penalties are much higher.