Counterfeiting can be both a federal or state crime. It involves the manufacturing of imitation goods. The distribution of those items under another person or company's name for profit is also considered to be counterfeiting.
The United States government considers any instance in which someone attempts to re-enter the country illegally to be a federal offense. This is one of the reasons why you see such a high concentration of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) officers positioned along the Texas-Mexico boundary and in many major cities in the Lone Star State such as here in Corpus Christi. They tend to arrest anyone they suspect of illegally re-entering this country. The U.S. Attorney's Office then prosecutes them.
Controlling the drug trade is a big focus for lawmakers here in Texas. This is why local, state and federal law enforcement officers regularly work together in Corpus Christi and along border regions to try and stop individuals from trying to bring some of the hardest Schedule I drugs including opioids and cocaine into this country. If the police catch you with these, then you're probably facing some severe penalties.
When a person is convicted of a crime, it's like a scarlet letter attached to their name. Currently, there's no system in place in Texas or the United States as a whole that automatically expunges an individual's criminal records after a certain period. Once a defendant is convicted of a crime, and more specifically a federal one, their conviction is generally attached to their name forever.
Law enforcement agents across the United States try to stop drug trafficking and similar crimes that are tied to drug cartels. One way that these drugs make it into the country is through sophisticated tunnels. These have been found along the southern border that joins the U.S. with Mexico. The busts that come when new tunnels are found are usually considerable and can lead to serious criminal charges.