What Happens if I’m Convicted of Human Trafficking in NJ?

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Over the years, we’ve seen many people facing human trafficking charges in the state of New Jersey, and we’ve helped fight those charges, time and time again. Human trafficking charges are among the most heavily-punishable crimes in NJ, especially when they involve sex offenses. Read on and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey sex crimes attorney to learn more about what can happen if you’re facing these charges and how we can help you combat those charges, each step of the way. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is the definition of human trafficking in NJ?

Human trafficking is loosely defined as when a person knowingly lures, holds, entices, harbors, transports, or recruits a child under the age of 18 to take part in hard labor or sexual activity. You should also note, however, that even if someone does this to someone who is over the age of 18, they can still face human trafficking charges. This is especially true if they are proven to have either physically harmed the person or threatened to physically harm the person if they did not submit.

What are the penalties for a human trafficking conviction in NJ?

When someone is convicted of an act of human trafficking, they can expect to face a wide array of penalties, and in most cases, these penalties will follow them permanently. Typically, the sentence for a human trafficking conviction is between 20 years in prison and life in prison. Further, if it is determined that the human trafficking was of a sexual nature, there’s a strong chance you’ll have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. Rather obviously, a human trafficking conviction is enough to virtually ruin anyone’s life, which is why if you’re facing these charges, you need a competent and dedicated legal team in your corner. The Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri has fought on behalf of those accused of sex crimes for years, and they’re here to fight for you as well. Pick up the phone and give us a call today so we can assess your case and determine the best strategy going forward.


The Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri prides itself on providing our clients with the competent, honest, and effective legal advice they deserve. Whether you are facing sex crime charges, require assistance filing for bankruptcy, or are looking to go through the foreclosure mediation process, you can depend on us to fight for your rights through every step of the process going forward. Contact the Law Office Boyd & Squitieri today to learn more about how our legal team can help you.