Miami Sex Trafficking Attorney
Standing up for the Accused
The federal government does not go easy on anyone accused of trafficking anything illegal across state lines or national borders. Human trafficking involving sexual exploitation is one of the most aggressively prosecuted crimes a person can commit.
If you have been accused of being involved in sex trafficking in Miami, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio gives a voice to the accused, fighting tirelessly to protect clients’ rights. Our sex trafficking defense lawyer in Miami can craft an effective defense capable of withstanding the prosecution’s case against you.
Understanding Sex Trafficking in Miami Charges
Human sex trafficking is a devastating crime that affects communities and families throughout South Florida. It is a form of modern-day slavery that exploits victims—predominantly women and children. Commercial sex trafficking can include pornography, prostitution, sexual assault, and any sort of forced sexual activity in exchange for money.
Because of the media attention and negative stigma associated with sex crimes and trafficking, the rights of the accused are often violated in these cases. Law enforcement officials in Florida have ramped up efforts to catch and prosecute offenders.
Sex Trafficking Penalties
As a federal crime, human trafficking carries severe penalties. Most human trafficking offenses are charged as second-degree felonies, though the degree of an offender’s felony charges will depend on the circumstances of the criminal activity.
If convicted, you could be facing:
- Up to 30 years in prison
- Up to 30 years of probation
- A fine of up to $10,000
Sex trafficking involving children is often prosecuted as a first-degree felony and carries even more severe penalties—including a potential sentence of life in prison.
Consult with The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio
If you are facing charges, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with our Miami human trafficking defense attorney. We take great care to uncover evidence in your favor and build an airtight defense that keeps the burden of proof on the prosecution’s shoulders.
Joel was especially great. I was able to meet with him when I needed to and he called me all the time to give me an update. Really professional lawyer and team.- Emilia
I was represented by Mr. Joel DeFabio, and I am very satisfied with the courtesy and professionalism he provided. He is a very sensitive, clever and resourceful attorney. The staff is excellent as well. I am glad I found them. Excellent team in general, I highly recommend them.- Hilario
It was a pleasure working with Mr. DeFabio and his legal team. Remarkable work ethic and superior legal knowledge. It was a very pleasant experience having them on my team.- Former Client
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