Human Trafficking Defense Attorney
Defense from Our Fort Worth Federal Crime Lawyer
Illegal immigration and forced labor have developed into a serious problem in the U.S. Law enforcement agencies at both the state and federal levels are involved in identifying human traffickers and putting them away. If you have been accused of any involvement in human trafficking, you could face federal crime charges that will mean years in a federal penitentiary if convicted. As a Fort Worth criminal lawyer, I have been successful in defending those accused of serious federal crimes to avoid conviction.
Call The Law Office of Samuel R. Terry, P.C. so I can personally advise you as to your best course of action immediately. I am available to clients 24/7.
Penalties for Human Trafficking & Forced Labor
Federal and state law enforcement agencies are taking action to reduce human trafficking by making an example out of any person who is believed to be involved. As Texas is bordered by the gulf and has access to many transportation hubs, human trafficking has become a growing problem.
If you have been accused of a human trafficking or child sex trafficking crime, the prosecutor has the burden of proof, and your defense lawyer will fight to increase reasonable doubt that you committed the offense or were involved.
Texas HB 2096 categorizes human trafficking as a second degree felony. If convicted, individuals can face a prison term of 2 to 20 years. In addition, if the victims involved in the trafficking offense are 14 years of age or younger, or if the offense resulted in the victim's death, the charges are automatically elevated to a first degree felony with sentences of 5 to 99 years in prison.
Work with a Professional Defense Lawyer
Consulting with an experienced Fort Worth criminal defense attorney on an immediate basis is your best course of action. These are serious charges and only a seasoned attorney should be entrusted with defending you. Federal laws define human trafficking as controlling or otherwise exploiting individuals for profit. Victims can include minors under the age of 18 who are forced into the sex trade, anyone coerced into forced labor, and adults who are pressured or deluded into performing commercial sex acts.
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When facing charges as serious as alleged involvement in human trafficking, the right Fort Worth criminal attorney can mean the difference between a reduced sentence or dismissed charges and years or life in state or federal prison.
I believe every individual deserves the best criminal defense possible. I fight tirelessly to protect my clients' rights at each step of the legal process. I also handle each of my cases personally, so you will work directly with me from start to finish. My proven track record of successful results is a testament to my dedication and professional skills. Take advantage of the free case evaluation that I offer to all new clients.
During this initial consultation, I will carefully review the facts in your case, answer any questions you may have, and give you a better understanding of your legal options. Turn to my law firm for the assistance you need.