If you have been arrested for human trafficking in the Orlando area for a violation of Florida Statute 787.06 you need to call an experienced attorney immediately!! The legislature as a matter of policy has compared human trafficking to modern day slavery. It is the intent of the lawmakers that this crime be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The experienced defense team of Finebloom & Haenel are prepared to defend you against these heinous charges.
- The legislature literally defines “Human trafficking” as transporting, soliciting, recruiting, harboring, providing, or obtaining another person for transport.
- However it is also illegal to engage, or attempt to engage, in human trafficking with the intent or knowledge that the trafficked person will be subjected to forced labor or services; or
- To benefit financially by receiving anything of value from participation in a venture that has subjected a person to forced labor or services.
Human trafficking for purposes of forcing the individual to perform services is a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in a Florida prison. It is also possible to face federal charges for this particular crime.
The Legislature made a finding that many victims of human trafficking are forced to work in low forced labor positions such as janitors, field workers and warehouse help. Various techniques are used to keep the person working against their will. These techniques instill fear in victims and as a result keep them enslaved. Some traffickers keep their victims under lock and key. However, the most frequently used practices are less obvious techniques that include isolating victims from the public and family members; confiscating passports, visas, or other identification documents; using or threatening to use violence toward victims or their families; telling victims that they will be imprisoned or deported for immigration violations if they contact authorities; and controlling the victims’ funds by holding the money ostensibly for safekeeping. If you are found guilty of using any of these techniques to keep a person employed in your service, you could face additional penalties.
Because of the intense political pressure that will surround this charge, you will need experienced attorneys to represent your interest. The defense attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel have over 30 years of experience in criminal matters. Many of the attorneys are former prosecutors. They know what the state will present and how. Our attorneys will devise the best defense strategy for you in order to obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.
Call us now at 407-218-6277. We are available 24/7 to consult with you.