This conduct is considered to be modern day slavery. You will need the help and the expertise of knowledgeable and experienced attorneys.
To prove that you are guilty of human trafficking in Los Angeles, the People must prove that:
1. You either deprived another person of personal liberty or violated that other person’s personal liberty;
2. When you did so, you intended to obtain forced labor or services;
3. When you did so, the other person was under 18 years of age.
Deprivation or violation of personal liberty includes substantial and sustained restriction of another’s liberty accomplished through fraud, deceit, coercion, violence, duress, menace, or threat of unlawful injury to the victim or to another person.
Forced labor or services means labor or services that are performed or provided by a person and are obtained or maintained through force, fraud, or coercion, or equivalent conduct that would reasonably overbear the will of the person.
Under Penal Code Section 236.1(a), this violation is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for up to five years and even longer if the victim was under 18 years of age at the time of the offense.
If you or a loved one have been accused or charged with this crime, it is very important that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately, like the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich. We have over 30 years of experienced handling this type of matters and can assist you in obtaining the best possible result. Call the law firm of Wallin& Klarich today at, (877) 466-5245 to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your case.