FACING CHILD TRAFFICKING CHARGES IN LOS ANGELES?
Child trafficking is defined as the transportation, transfer, recruitment, holding or knowing receipt of a minor under the age of 18 for exploitation purposes. Kidnappers either abduct or lure children into captivity and then give them to traffickers. These traffickers then make these children available to various parties with the intention of forced labor, child prostitution, or other forms of slavery.
CHILD TRAFFICKING & THE CONSEQUENCES OF CONVICTION
Child trafficking and human trafficking penalties are very similar. When the victim is a minor, the convicted offender can face four to eight years in state prison. Moreover, if the victim was forced into commercial sex acts, the financial penalties can increase dramatically, surpassing $100,000.
Due to the severity of these penalties, immediate action must be taken if you want the best opportunity to lessen, or entirely avoid any charges.
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Okabe & Haushalter attorneys are students of criminal law who posses a deep understanding of how it applies to child trafficking. High profile crimes are vulnerable to errors on the part of prosecutors and law enforcement who sometimes are pressured into returning convictions. As a firm, we focus on discovering mistakes that could have been made during investigations, prosecution and arrest. Our aggressive and confident representation can identify weaknesses in the prosecutions case, and by casting sufficient doubt to our client’s guilt, we may move a jury to rule in your favor. While we cannot not guarantee any specific outcome, we have consistently secured optimal results for our clients and we can do everything in our legal power to make sure the outcome minimizes any potential suffering.
Contact Okabe & Haushalter if you have been accused of any involvement in trafficking children for the purpose of exploitation and want to discuss your options for defense.