California law provides that a person is guilty of human trafficking if they cause, induce, or persuade a minor, or attempt to cause, induce, or persuade a minor, to engage in a commercial sex act, with the intent to violate specified commercial sex offenses.
A person convicted of a violation of this statute shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for five, eight, or 12 years and a fine not more than $500,000.
Under Pen. Code, § 236.1 subd. (c), if the offense involves force, fear, fraud, deceit, coercion, violence, duress, menace, or threat of unlawful injury to the victim or to another person, punishment shall be imprisonment in the state prison for 15 years to life and a fine not more than $500,000.
Attorney for Human Trafficking Crimes in Ventura, CA
If you were charged with any type of human trafficking or sexually motivated crime in California, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Jay Leiderman Law. The penalties for a violation of Pen. Code, § 236.1 subd. (c) are particularly harsh.
These types of charges require an aggressive defense by an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact Jay Leiderman to discuss the charges pending against you, the potential penalties, and the best defenses to fight the charges.
Call (805) 654-0200 for a free, confidential consultation.