Los Angeles Child Trafficking Defense Lawyer
When it comes to the defense of sex crimes in Los Angeles at both the state and federal level, child trafficking is among the most serious offenses and those convicted of this crime will face many years in prison and a lifetime of sex registration. If the case is prosecuted at the federal level then the offender will likely be facing a mandatory minimum sentence in federal prison and be subject to serving eighty five percent of their total custody time in federal prison.
There are not many cases that are filed in the child trafficking area of sex crimes and therefore the prosecutors will probably assign the case to a special prosecutor who will have specific marching orders from their boss. It is my experience that the individuals that are actually involved in child trafficking are insulated and are extremely difficult to track and catch. If the authorities do happen to catch someone for this offense, they will likely be looking to punish them in the more severe way possible.
Though the crime of child trafficking can be prosecuted at both the state and federal level, it will depend on the circumstances of the case which entity will prosecute the defendant. If the crime involved crossing state or international lines, then the federal government would likely become involved with the prosecution of the offense. If, on the other hand, the crime was more localized and it was discovered by the state authorities, then they would likely prosecute it, unless they felt like the defendant and or crime warranted federal prosecution, based on the conduct or the sophistication level.
If you or someone you know is facing child trafficking charges a skilled, experienced, and aggressive sex crime defense attorney is more than necessary.
Our Los Angeles sex crime defense lawyers have a combined 75 years of experience and we have handled thousands of sex crime cases including child trafficking.
Child trafficking is when a minor is held against his or her will by force or threat for the sole purpose of using the minor for sexual revenue and profit. A conviction of child trafficking has some serious penalties. You may face prison time fines, sex registration and be required to surrender any property or money that was made from the child trafficking activity.
If charged on federal level, you may face up to a lifetime in prison.
Therefore, it is very important to obtain a skilled and experienced defense lawyer to defend you if you are facing child trafficking charges or any other sex crime charges.
Our Los Angeles lawyers are confident in their skill and knowledge and our unmatched credentials back up the confidence we have to effectively represent you.
Contact our L.A. sex cirme defense lawyers and set up a free face to face consultation.