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Philadelphia Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Fights Human Trafficking Charges

Experienced former prosecutor capably manages high profile PA cases

Slavery is illegal in every civilized country on the planet. Yet, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, people are being bought, sold and smuggled right here in America. It’s a crime that shocks the conscience, so if you’re charged with human trafficking, you can expect to make the headlines. That’s why you need an experienced attorney who can handle the pressures of a high-profile federal prosecution. The David Jay Glassman Law Offices draws on decades of experience defending intensely fought criminal cases in state and federal court. We’re prepared to take every step necessary to construct the most formidable defense possible.

Forms of human trafficking encountered in Pennsylvania

Human trafficking in America takes many forms:

  • Smuggling illegal aliens — Facilitating the entry of illegal aliens into the country for financial consideration
  • Furnishing cheap labor — Importing or moving undocumented workers across state lines to grueling jobs in fields and factories, or as domestic servants
  • Exploiting undocumented workers — Using captivity and threats of violence to force laborers to work in substandard conditions in violation of their human rights
  • Promoting sexual slavery — Using violence to compel people to engage in prostitution, and importing underage girls or boys, or moving them across state lines, as part of a sex ring, or for the production of child pornography
  • Facilitating illegal adoptions — Passing off stolen infants as orphans or abandoned to unsuspecting prospective parents

Title 18 of the U.S. Code sets stiff penalties for human trafficking

Under Title 18 of the U.S. Code, the penalty for forced labor or trafficking related to forced labor is a fine and imprisonment of up to 20 years. When the trafficking involves the sexual exploitation of a child, the potential prison term rises to a maximum of 40 years. If a person dies as the result of human trafficking, the conviction can carry a life sentence. Title 18 is not the only statute federal law enforcement uses to prosecute human trafficking. The Mann Act of 1910, as amended, makes it a felony to knowingly persuade, induce, entice, or coerce an individual to travel across state lines to engage in prostitution.

Get aggressive defense services from a former prosecutor in PA

Human trafficking is always a high-profile prosecution that requires experienced, savvy defense counsel. The David Jay Glassman Law Offices draws on decades of experience to protect your rights in a federal prosecution. Call today at 215-563-7100 or contact us online to schedule an in-depth evaluation of your case.