Our Former County Prosecutors Are Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys That Are Experienced In Defending Human Trafficking Charges
The are few offenses that are treated as severely as human trafficking at the Superior Court in Camden New Jersey. While it is common for people to think of this charge as a form of prostitution, it is far from that in the eyes of the law. N.J.S.A. 2C:13-8 makes human trafficking a first-degree crime, the most serious grade of violation under the New Jersey Criminal Code. If you were charged with human trafficking, it is definitely in your best interests to hire an attorney who is skilled in this area of law. The lawyers at our Camden County Criminal Defense Firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, possess these qualifications. We are not only one of the largest criminal offices in the state but also feature several former prosecutors and a team with over 100 years of combined experience. Call 856-662-8300 for a free immediate consultation with a lawyer at our firm.
Human Trafficking Offense in Camden County
An individual commits the offense of human trafficking if they “knowingly holds, recruits, lures, entices, harbors, transports, provides or obtains, by any means, another, to engage in sexual activity”. The essence of this statute is to prohibit anyone from enticing or requiring a person to engage in sexual activity”. It is obviously a violation to cause or threatening serious bodily harm or physical restraint against the person or any other person if they do not engage in sexual activity. The same is true if an accused enters into a scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause someone to believe that serious bodily injury or physical restraint would occur. It is also a violation to utilize criminal coercion to prompt another individual to provide sexual services. Lastly, it is a crime if the activity is obtained by facilitating access to a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS).
Conspiring or Facilitating
The human trafficking statute extends to not only those who are directly involved in this conduct but also those who transport, supervise, manage or finance the operations.
As previously stated, human trafficking is a first-degree crime. The norm for an offense of this grade would be 10-20 years in prison and a fine of up to $200,000. Lawmakers have, however, imposed greater punishment for this charge under the law. Human trafficking results in a minimum of 20 years without parole and carries the possibility of a life of imprisonment.
Camden Human Trafficking Attorney
Needless to say, if you are being charged with human trafficking in the State of New Jersey, you need the best representation that you can obtain. Here at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we have over a century of experience defending against criminal charges and our team of former prosecutors stand ready to help you in your time of need. So please, if you or a loved one has been charged with this serious offense in Camden County, do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced attorney about the particulars of your case.