For quite some time now, there has been serious discussion about reforming sentencing guidelines throughout the country. Federal drug sentences, in particular, have been scrutinized.
At times, when a person is facing criminal charges, it may be worth knowing exactly what the specific charges mean. For example, fraud is a very broad way to describe a criminal act, so there are several types of charges that can be brought within this category. Each type of fraud charge could be handled differently by law enforcement and include different criminal penalties.