Being charged with a crime does not necessarily mean you are guilty of it. However, one thing is for certain: You will need a competent lawyer to help you with your legal trouble.
If you have been convicted of a crime, either through a plea or by a jury, you will obviously have to deal with the outcome and the long-term consequences.
For instance, your criminal charge may still appear on your record many years later. Needless to say, this is going to be problematic when searching for employment especially for occupations that require a professional license such as CPAs, doctors, nurses, contractors and teachers. You may need some assistance to put this dark chapter in your life away for good.