Human trafficking is increasingly perceived as a serious problem in the United States and many other countries. As public awareness of this issue grows, law enforcement agencies are stepping up efforts to prosecute the people who they believe have committed or enabled human trafficking.
The California Penal Code Section 236.1 states that, “(a) Any person who deprives or violates the personal liberty of another with the intent to effect or maintain a felony violation of Section 266, 266h, 266i, 267, 311.4, or 518, or to obtain forced labor or services, is guilty of human trafficking.”
In a human trafficking network, a number of key players may be involved — and may be held accountable in the event of a criminal arrest. As experienced criminal defense lawyers, we often hear of human trafficking charges in Los Angeles and elsewhere in Southern California. The Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman is prepared to defend suspects in human trafficking-related criminal cases.
Were you implicated in a human trafficking ring bust, allegedly contributing in one of these roles?
- Funding sponsor
- Arranger of travel
- Bogus “companion”/sponsor of underage victims
- Marketer of “services” to be provided by victims
- Solicitor of “services” to be provided by victims
- Child pornography producer or distributor
- Aiding and abetting participant
Our most important piece of advice for all potential clients is available at no charge in advance of a consultation: Do not talk to law enforcement agents after an arrest. Insist on your right to consult with an attorney. Contact us before engaging in any type of conversation with arresting officials or government investigators. Resist the temptation to answer questions about the weather, sports, entertainment or any topic. Rather, assert your constitutional rights and say, “I need to talk to a lawyer.”
You may have been arrested in one of the following locations in Southern California or offshore:
- In a major population area such as Los Angeles
- On a cruise ship
- On any seagoing vessel in or near the Port of Los Angeles
- At the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- At any airport in California
Los Angeles Human Trafficking Defense Lawyers
While our criminal defense law firm is based in Los Angeles, human trafficking charges by their very nature involve movement of people between municipalities, between states and internationally. The Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman has the depth and breadth of experience to mount an aggressive defense of defendants in human trafficking cases.
As a former prosecutor, human trafficking and smuggling defense attorney Daniel Perlman has a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system. He knows the right steps to take, to help anyone charged with a crime such as human trafficking, kidnapping or false imprisonment preserve his or her rights at every stage of a criminal case. Call us at 213-514-8324 or 213-514-8324 or e-mail our law firm to schedule a consultation.