What happens if I am convicted of a federal offense?

If you are convicted of a federal offense, you will receive an appropriate sentence. This could be probation, time in a federal prison or both. You will lose civil liberties such as the right to vote or hold a firearm. A conviction can result in your deportation if you are not a citizen. Conviction of a federal crime can disqualify you from military service and certain occupations. If the crime is sexual in nature then you may be forced to register for the remainder of your life.

Because these consequences are so severe, it is important that you have proper representation. An attorney can assist you in challenging the charges so that you obtain the best possible result.

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