New York Federal Human Trafficking Defense Lawyers
You may be shocked and frightened after being accused of human trafficking in connection with what you believed was a simple act of charity. You may have thought that helping your foreign fiancée, future employee or friend of a friend to cross the Canadian-U.S. border or any route into the United States illegally was a way to take shortcuts through “the system.”
It is, in fact, according to federal statute, illegal, “knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has not received prior authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, to bring to or attempts to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever, such alien.”
Now your future hangs in the balance because your assistance to help an immigrant to come across the border illegally resulted in your arrest — or initiated an investigation of your activities by the border patrol or any other immigration-related branch of government. Contact an experienced New York human trafficking attorney to schedule a consultation.
Your legal situation is more urgent than you may realize if you have been charged with human trafficking. Do any of these scenarios resemble your current predicament:
- You helped your Internet-found love interest with an illegal border crossing of the New York-Canada border. “Meet me here,” he said.
- A friend of a friend asked if you would “just drive” a Chinese, Korean or other foreign “acquaintance” from the border to New York City as a favor — without explaining that you were participating in human trafficking aimed at assisting prostitution or forced labor connected with operations of a “sweatshop.”
- You have been charged with “conspiracy to smuggle an alien” because of a helping role that you had in a plot to avoid the border to patrol — without understanding what you were agreeing to.
- Your human trafficking charges are associated with narcotics trafficking by the Canadian or other foreign national whom you “helped.”
Your need for aggressive, experienced representation is critical. Former clients of the criminal defense at Sacco Tyner have many stories to tell of successful defense representation by the law firm. Maximize your chances of fighting these charges by working with a skilled, experienced attorney.
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A human trafficking conviction may impact the rest of your life. A lawyers’ smart advocacy can make a difference in the outcome. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our New York City, Albany or Schenectady call 866-642-3807 or contact us online.