Trafficking

Human Trafficking in Louisiana is defined by LA. Revised Statute 14:46.2, the following statutes define and govern the potential sentences for:

Definition of Trafficking

While each of these charges have distinguishing elements, in order to be convicted of one of the above charges a prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the defendant did knowingly recruit, harbor, transport, provide, solicit, receive, isolate, entice, obtain, or maintain the use of another person through fraud, force, or coercion to provide services or labor.

Though often associated with sexual purposes, trafficking need not only be for such purposes. Penalties will be harsher if the prosecution can prove any intention to do any of the above for the purpose of engaging in commercial sexual activity, and even more harsh if victims are under certain ages.

Possible Penalties for Trafficking

The possible penalties for Burglary in Louisiana differ greatly based on the circumstances and the exact statute a defendant is charged under but range from a sentence of 5 (five) years with hard labor to a life sentence at hard labor.

Potential Defenses to Trafficking

A consultation with one of the attorneys at Lawrence Law Firm can bring to light facts and circumstances useful in mounting unique and creative defenses or mitigating factors such as: lack of intent, lack of knowledge, authorization, or consent.

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