Miami Human Trafficking Attorney
Human Trafficking Charges in Miami: A Federal Offense
Human trafficking is the sale or trade of any individual for commercial gain. There are severe punishments involved, and the U.S. Department of Justice will almost certainly be involved in prosecuting the charges. The United States Criminal Code defines human trafficking crimes in Title 18, Chapter 77, which is focused upon any act that compels or coerces a person's labor, services, or sexual acts for commercial purposes. There are currently 42 human trafficking task forces that are coordinating efforts at the local, state and federal levels to identify and arrest any person involved in human trafficking. As these are civil rights cases, they will be heavily prosecuted by top federal prosecutors. If you have been accused of any human trafficking offense, it is absolutely critical that you contact an aggressive Miami federal sex crime defense lawyer from our firm.
Human beings are most commonly sold or traded for the purposes of sexual exploitation. Human trafficking is viewed by the federal authorities as a modern version of slavery. Due to the exploitative and harmful nature of these kinds of crimes, offenders face severe consequences. As a federal felony offense, convicted individuals face heavy fines, years of prison time, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. The penalties imposed under Title 18 U.S.C. § 1591 (Sex Trafficking of Children or by Force, Fraud, or Coercion) range from 15 years to life in federal prison when the alleged victim was under 14 years of age. The minimum penalty in federal court when the individual was 14 years or older is 10 years. If you stand accused of a human trafficking offense, it is very important that you contact a
Miami federal sex crime attorney immediately.
Federal Sex Crime Defense Lawyer: Human Trafficking
Human trafficking charges can be brought against an individual for being involved at any level of the trafficking process. Any individual, who knowingly aids in the transportation, recruitment, or even harboring of another individual for the purposes of trading or selling that individual, can be charged with human trafficking. Individuals who profited directly or indirectly from the sale of a human being can also be charged with this offense. No matter what your position may have been, a skillful defense attorney can greatly increase the chances of having your charges dropped or your punishments reduced.
With the consequences for a human trafficking conviction so high, it is very important that you secure accomplished legal representation with a proven trial record . Attorney Michael Mirer has the knowledge and experience necessary to defend you during these difficult times.
Contact a Miami human trafficking attorneyif you stand accused of a human trafficking related offense.