Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is not an underdeveloped country problem. This is a human rights issue that affects people everywhere and all over the United States. It is important that victims are aware that they have legal options available. The most human trafficking cases have been reported in California, Texas, and Florida, according to the hotline. Las Vegas is also a hot spot due to the city’s culture and high rates of homelessness. But in the US has reports of human trafficking.

Elements of Human Trafficking

There are three elements that go into human trafficking. This includes what is done, how it is done and why it is done. What is done when it comes to human trafficking is recruitment, transportation, transfer or harboring of people. How these people do it is by threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments. The reason these human traffickers do this is to sexually exploit people, which includes forced labour, slavery and even removal of organs. 

Human Trafficking Laws

 There are multiple laws against human trafficking not just against the act itself. Attempts to commit trafficking is also an offense. This includes participation, organizing or directing others to traffic. 

Civil Justice

Victims of sex trafficking could seek civil justice against:

  • Trafficker
  • Hotels
  • Apartments
  • Massage Parlors
  • Bank who accepted trafficker’s money
  • Internet advertising website

These lawsuits can be used with just a victim’s initials and not names to protect privacy. It doesn’t matter if the trafficking happened years ago, justice could still be available.

 

Get Help

With human, sex and labor trafficking, The Michael Brady Lynch Firm have resources and relationships that can help victims. Many do not realize there are legal protections available. Trafficking victims feel as though if they come forward the law will be against them. This is especially true for those who may not have work visas. No one should be a victim of trafficking. We know how sensitive this is, therefore we hold confidentiality to the strictest of compliances. Your consultation is free and confidential. Call today for more information on how we can help bring you the justice you deserve. 

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