If you follow the national news, then you remember the major concerns that came with the Dakota Access oil pipeline. So many people wanted to prevent the construction of the pipeline that there were many cases of vandalism and other criminal acts.
Many people associate the term "white-collar crime" with Wall Street bigwigs and executives of large corporations. It may seem like even if they're convicted and punished, they end up in "country club prisons." However, people in just about every social strata and all types of professions can get caught up in these crimes, and the legal consequences can be anything but pleasant. Let's look at a few of them.
If you've committed a federal crime, you could be looking at charges through the federal system. The trouble with federal charges is that they are crimes that violate federal laws. Often, they're felonies. Felonies come with minimum penalties and serious fines, and they're often difficult to defend against.
If you commit a felony, then you will need to look into a strong federal defense. Federal crimes range in severity, but the majority come with at least a year in prison and heavy fines. To protect yourself and your freedom, the best thing you can do is to work with a criminal attorney quickly.
Most people living and working in Mississippi put in years of hard work to build a successful career. In many cases, this means years of higher education combined with more years of hands-on training while advancing through their chosen industry. Unfortunately, we have seen all this hard work go down the drain when allegations of wire fraud arise.