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Human Trafficking Charges Federal Defense Attorney

By Spodek Law Group | May 21, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 28, 2023)

Last Updated on: 28th July 2023, 07:22 pm

18 U.S.C. § 1581 and 22 U.S.C. 7102: Human and sex trafficking.

Human trafficking, particularly sex trafficking, involves bringing people across borders to work or have sex. Sex trafficking is a serious crime. Federal authorities vigorously investigate and prosecute such violations.

18 U.S.C. §§ 1581-1597 covers human trafficking, whereas 22 U.S.C. § 7102 covers sex trafficking.

Human Trafficking Laws

Our federal criminal defense attorneys at Todd Spodek’s Spodek Law Group can explain human and sex trafficking statutes.

Mann Act

The 1910 Mann Act makes it illegal to transfer persons over state boundaries for prostitution. The Mann Act punishes people traffickers.

Human traffickers often lure foreigners to the US with job offers. Traffickers let illegal immigrants enter the nation and compel them to work or prostitute to pay off their “debt.”

Federal Human Trafficking Laws

Federal law covers most human trafficking cases that span state or international boundaries. Federal criminal charges must be tried in federal court by a federal criminal attorney.

The US ratified human trafficking conventions. The 2000 federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) protects trafficking victims. Human traffickers face harsh penalties under the TVPA, and federal prosecutors may accuse them under RICO. The TVPA also empowers victims to sue traffickers for civil damages.

Related Federal Laws
18 U.S.C. § 1581: Prohibits human trafficking and associated offenses including forced labor, child sex trafficking, and selling people.
18 U.S.C. 1583: Slave abduction penalty.
18 U.S.C. 1589 defines forced labor.
18 U.S.C. Section 2423 defines transporting children for sexual conduct.
18 U.S.C. 2245: Defines fatal sexual abuse.
22 U.S.C. Section 7102 prohibits commercial sex acts induced by force, fraud, or coercion or involving minors.
Federal sex trafficking penalties

Federal sex trafficking punishments vary on case and defendant involvement. Such as:

Sex trafficking preparation may result in a seven-year federal prison term.
Directly engaging in sex trafficking may result in a 20-year federal prison term.
The defendant may get life in federal prison for sexual assault or non-consensual sexual conduct.
Federal Sex Trafficking Defense

Sex trafficking is one of the most severe federal sexual offenses. Federal prosecutors actively prosecute these violations. Defendants have the right to a robust defense and a presumption of innocence.

Human and sex trafficking defendants may get expert federal criminal defense from Spodek Law Group. Our lawyers can build powerful defenses and question key evidence.

If you’ve been accused of human or sex trafficking, call our experienced lawyers. We can investigate your legal alternatives, negotiate with federal prosecutors for reduced charges, or work for case dismissal.

Todd Spodek’s Law Group

Todd Spodek manages the Spodek Law Group, a team of highly skilled federal criminal defense lawyers. The Spodek Law Group can assist you throughout the legal procedure. Contact Spodek Law Group for help with federal human or sex trafficking accusations.

Human and sex trafficking under federal law

Human trafficking, including sex trafficking, is federally regulated since it crosses US boundaries. Todd Spodek and the Spodek Law Group have extensive expertise handling these severe and complicated issues to defend their clients.

This article discusses federal human and sex trafficking laws, sanctions, and the need of hiring a qualified attorney like Todd Spodek.

1. Complete Federal Law Knowledge
Federal sex trafficking penalties
3. Contesting Federal Sex Trafficking Charges
Trafficking Cases Require Legal Expertise
5. Spodek Law Group and Todd Spodek

1. Complete Federal Law Knowledge

18 U.S.C. 1581 defines human trafficking, and 22 U.S.C. 7102 defines sex trafficking. These laws involve forced labor, minor transportation, and sexual abuse resulting in death.

Human and sex trafficking laws include:
18 U.S.C. § 1581: Prohibiting human trafficking and related offenses and establishing harsh penalties for forced labor, sex trafficking of minors, and selling people.(Cornell Law School)
Sex trafficking—commercial sexual behavior induced by force, deception, or coercion—is prohibited under 22 U.S.C. § 7102.(Fdarc: ProPub_Admin)

Todd Spodek, a seasoned federal criminal attorney, can clients traffickers understand these statutes and associated laws to defend their rights.

Federal sex trafficking penalties

The extent of engagement, victim damage, and use of force may affect federal sex trafficking punishments.

Sex trafficking punishments include:
Seven years for preparatory participation in transporting a sex trafficking victim to the US, 20 years for direct involvement, and life in federal prison for sexual assault or border coercion.

3. Contesting Federal Sex Trafficking Charges

Federal prosecutors must establish all components of human or sex trafficking beyond a reasonable doubt. This needs federal law experts to contest facts and case flaws.

Todd Spodek and the Spodek Law Group are skilled in discrediting important evidence, negotiating plea bargains, and dismissing charges. A good defense might be the difference between life in prison and vindication.

Trafficking Cases Require Legal Expertise

Complex trafficking cases need intricate knowledge of federal statutes. The accused’s best result requires a federal litigation counsel.

The Spodek Law Group has expertise contesting evidence, negotiating settlements, and building compelling defenses for human and sex trafficking defendants.

5. Spodek Law Group and Todd Spodek

Federal criminal attorney Todd Spodek is renowned for his tenacity and aggression. The Spodek Law Group is a powerful team of experienced lawyers dedicated to providing effective and tailored legal assistance for federal criminal charges, including human and sex trafficking.

To defend against these complicated and serious allegations, hire Todd Spodek and the Spodek Law Group.

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