Kidnapping & Human Trafficking Charges
Portland Criminal Attorneys with 60+ Years of Combined Experience
Human trafficking is defined as the harboring, transfer, transportation, recruitment, or receipt of persons by improper means for an improper purpose including sexual exploitation or forced labor, by the United Nations. Human trafficking and kidnapping at the federal level are serious offenses with equally severe penalties. Those found guilty in a federal court can take on some of the highest sentencings possible. Under 18 U.S. Code, Chapter 77, trafficking is stated as illegal and in certain cases, it can result in a life sentencing.
These are considerable offenses that have substantial penalties at the state and federal level. Fortunately, Portland criminal defense attorneys at Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C. have extensive experience with both state and federal law and a comprehensive understanding of both.
Why you should choose our firm to represent your case:
- We're intimately familiar with charges of kidnapping, human trafficking, and prostitution
- We are well-trained in federal law and federally tried cases
- Our decades of in-depth criminal defense experience provide us with unique legal insight
- We have a proven track record of successfully handling thousands of cases
Prostitution is also linked to human trafficking and law enforcement puts a lot of resources into charging and convicting these cases. Under the federal statute called the Mann Act, foreign or interstate transportation of a person for the purpose of prostitution is illegal. Those who are prosecuted and found guilty can face years in a federal prison, severe fines, or both.
Criminal Defense Lawyers in Portland
There are typically many complex details surrounding these types of cases that can work for or against you. It's important that you work with a Portland criminal defense attorney who is highly familiar with all the relevant laws, procedures, and policies, and who has handled these types of cases before.
If you are suspected of kidnapping or human trafficking charges, call our office at (503) 303-0771 and let us review your case free of charge.