Human Trafficking Lawyer in McAllen Texas
Any person is charged for trafficking if he/she is involved in using innocent and weak people for purposes like surrogacy arrangements, forced labor, underage or forced marriage, forced, commercial sexual abuse, or organ trade and trafficking. In these human trafficking crimes, most of the people used are minors and undocumented immigrants. A human trafficking conviction will result in severe penalties like long-time imprisonment, hefty fines, victim reimbursement, possible loss of assets and resources.
Major Federal Human Trafficking Charges:
1. Peonage – Also known as debt slavery, peonage is when an alleged person pressures the other person, maybe a worker or employee, to pay off the debts or loans. A person gets to pay heavy fines and faces up to 20 years in jail under these charges. In the case of other crimes like murder, kidnapping, sexual abuse, or attempt to kill or sexual assault, it will result in a life sentence in jail.
2.Forced Labor – When a person intentionally takes labor or services from a victim using force, physical restraint, or threats of physical violence, by causing serious harm or by threatening to cause serious harm, etc. Under these charges, the accused person has to pay a hefty fine and gets jail for up to 20 years. If the accuser murders someone, or attempt to kidnap or kill someone in this offense, then he/she gets life imprisonment.
3. Trafficking concerning Peonage – Someone who intentionally seeks, possesses, supplies, or takes by any means, obstructs, or attempts to obstruct, interferes in whatsoever aspect, could face a fine and up to 20 years behind bars with the enforcement of this law. A life sentence in imprisonment can be issued if the offense includes murder, kidnapping, or an attempt to abduct or kill.
If you or any of your loved ones face federal charges of trafficking human beings, you have to choose an experienced human trafficking lawyer to seek guidance and support.
We have high experience in Domestic, Immigration, and Criminal Law. We focus on having a different solution for all of the cases that we handle. For Free Consultation, contact Abogado Guerrero at (956) 313-9333 to learn more about how we can help you.