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Fighting federal drug charges may preserve your reputation

Being formally accused of a crime may adversely affect one's reputation. Especially for those to whom good standing in a community is important, being faced with federal drug charges may place personal and professional reputations at risk. It is often possible to build a strong defense against such charges. In Pennsylvania, the process is typically begun by securing experienced criminal defense guidance.

Couple faces federal drug charges, police want their help

Being held in jail in Pennsylvania would obviously be a stressful experience. A situation may become complicated for those facing federal drug charges if law enforcement agents start asking for their help to aid in further investigations. This appears to the case in another state where a man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of selling carfentanil.

Man from Pennsylvania charged with identity theft

U.S. Marshals have been pursuing a man from Pennsylvania accused of stealing the identity of his girlfriend's former spouse. The 25-year-old has been formally charged with identity theft, but he was in another state when he was arrested. Authorities claim the man committed several other crimes, as well.

Your online activity may be considered an internet crime

Millions of people, including many in Pennsylvania, frequently engage in online activities. Some use the internet for business, others for pleasure and social networking, while still others may access various websites and documents for educational purposes. Those who log on to public websites are advised to choose their online activities carefully so as not to participate in anything that may cause them to be suspected of committing an internet crime.

Several plead not guilty to federal drug charges

In Pennsylvania and other states, when situations include both state and federal charges, the state charges may be dismissed in order to more aggressively pursue the federal charges, which usually carry more severe sentences. Such appears to be the case regarding federal drug charges filed against three people in another state. They have each been indicted and have entered not guilty pleas.

Police search Pennsylvania home for child pornography

When Pennsylvania police knock on a person's door and search his or her home, life may become instantly challenging in many ways. If a search leads to an arrest or criminal charges, the negative impact of the situation may be immediate and long-lasting. In a recent incident involving suspected child pornography, one man lost some of his personal liberties as soon as he was arraigned.

Husband and wife plead guilty to federal fraud charges

Stealing money from Social Security is a serious crime that may obviously produce severe repercussions, if charged and convicted. Merely being accused of fraud or other white collar theft in Pennsylvania, however, is not proof of one's guilt. In some circumstances, however, some defendants determine it is within their best interests to plead guilty in court. This is often accomplished alongside experienced legal counsel and as part of a negotiated plea agreement with prosecutors.

Preserving one's image when charged with fraud in Pennsylvania

No one wants to be viewed as a criminal in his or her community. In Pennsylvania and all other states, there are generally various options available to help preserve the reputation of someone who has been accused of fraud or other financial crimes. Many who stand accused are later found innocent after presenting strong defenses in court.

Drug trafficking charges filed against man in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania police say they had reason to believe that drug-related crimes were occurring at a particular residence. They searched the premises and have since filed drug trafficking charges against a man. He is accused of dealing heroin in York.

Man admits to financial crimes in Pennsylvania

Recent incidents took place that included an alleged online romance scheme. A man who claims to have been a victim in the scheme has also admitted to financial crimes that took place in Pennsylvania as the events unfolded. Data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation suggests more than 12,000 victims of romance fraud have lost more than $200 million over the past year.

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