Facing federal charges is a very serious matter that must be treated as such. It is imperative that anyone who is in this situation knows the important points of the federal criminal justice system. There are many caveats that defendants or their legal team should know when standing in front of a federal judge.
We realize that you might not have ever thought you would be in this position. These cases are rough for the defendant, not only because of the challenges that you are facing or the penalties but also because of the emotional distress that you are likely going through.
Many cases on this level are resolved through plea deals. These aren't appropriate for everyone but if you feel like you need to have some control over the outcome, it might be worth considering one. Of course, you should only do this if you admit that you did commit the crime that you are being charged with.
When you are considering a plea deal, remember that it is up to the court to accept the deal that is reached. This might not always happen exactly as you think it will. It is imperative that you are ready to deal with whatever comes. There are many things that might impact what the court says.
You also need to remember that a plea deal and a conviction will likely have the same impacts on your life as far as society is concerned. You should consider this while working on your defense, as well as all the other ways that the outcome might affect you. We are here to help you work through the possible resolutions.