The Consequences of Human Trafficking in New Jersey

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There is nothing more damaging to a person’s life than being convicted of a crime, especially one of a sexual nature. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey sex crimes attorney to learn more about the consequences of human trafficking in New Jersey and how our legal team can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How is human trafficking defined under New Jersey law?

Here in the state of New Jersey, human trafficking is seen as a particularly heinous crime. New Jersey N.J.S.A. 13-8 states that a person may be charged with human trafficking if he or she knowingly lures, holds, recruits, entices, harbors, transports, or otherwise encourages a child who is under the age of 18 to take part in sexual activity or provide labor. That said, you should also know that a person who takes these actions against someone who is over the age of 18 may still be charged with human trafficking, especially if they exerted their power over the victim such as by threatening them, physically injuring them, or otherwise forcing them to perform sexual acts or labor.

What happens if I am convicted of an act of human trafficking?

The penalties for a human trafficking conviction can impact a person for the rest of their life. In most cases, anyone who is convicted of human trafficking here in New Jersey will face anywhere between 20 years and a life sentence of incarceration. If you are someone who is currently facing these charges, you must retain the services of a competent legal advocate who can aggressively for the outcome you need. Our firm is dedicated to fighting for all those who’ve been wrongfully accused of sex crimes and other criminal activity, and we are prepared to put our knowledge and dedication to work for you. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call today.

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