No, if it was hopeless, then the State would win all of their cases, which they do not. So why is it not hopeless?
First, there are many ways to defend a felony criminal charge, and many factors can come into play. Factors can include whether the State can prove their case, whether someone’s constitutional rights have been violated, whether a person has a criminal background, and whether the person has an experienced, proven defense attorney who is willing to fight for their client.
So never give up. Seek an experienced, proven defense attorney when you or someone you know is charged with a felony.