Though not as prevalently known as some crimes, human trafficking is actually the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, surpassing even the more visible drug crimes and illegal arms business. Human trafficking is essentially a modern form of slavery, the trading of human beings to be used as forced labor or for sexual exploitation. This criminal industry is very lucrative endeavor, with a worldwide market valued at $42.5 billion dollars each year. Interconnected in many ways with the illegal arms trade, the most common victims of human trafficking are women and children. Any alleged connection to this activity is extremely serious, and if you are being investigated or have been arrested, your first call should be to us.
Human trafficking does not necessarily involve the actual transportation of people, as opposed to smuggling, but instead focuses on exploiting others for sex or labor. Those caught up in this industry are held by coercion and against their will. Federal charges can involve cases of trafficking people for the illegal sex trade, trafficking in undocumented workers in efforts to get around immigration laws, or even promotion of the trafficking itself. Other charges are many times filed in conjunction with human trafficking allegations, such as forgery or conspiracy. Years in a federal prison await anyone convicted of this very serious crime.
Every person, regardless of what they may be accused of, deserves a full protection of their legal rights, interests, and dignity. Just because you may be facing serious allegations does not mean justice is served by stoking assumptions of your guilt. The team at McLane, Bednarski & Litt, LLP are deeply committed to guiding you through complex and dangerous legal waters with tenacious and aggressive action. We are wholly dedicated to your cause and your rights.
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