Sex Trafficking Defense

Federal agents and local police are on the hunt for sex trafficking in Western Pennsylvania. If you have been arrested on trafficking charges or even if you believe you are under investigation, you need forceful criminal defense on your side as soon as possible.

For an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact us at PennLaw, LLC, at 724-602-4583. Our founder, Stephen M. Misko, has spent more than four decades working in all aspects of criminal law, including more than 25 years as an attorney. We will stand by you to keep the police and prosecutors from violating your civil rights and will work toward an acceptable outcome.

Examples Of Sex Trafficking Acts

Human trafficking for the purpose of commercial sex is a federal crime in the United States. It can involve:

  • Kidnapping or luring a person with the intent of making that person a sex slave
  • Transporting a person to hold or sell that person into sexual slavery
  • Profiting from the sexual slavery of another person
  • Confiscating, hiding or destroying a person's passport, travel documents, or identification to prevent their escape

Mann Act

Under the federal Mann Act, even if you are a resident of another state, you can be indicted in a U.S. District Court for a sex crime committed while in Pennsylvania. In addition, you can be indicted for interstate trafficking of a child for sexual purposes even if the alleged act occurred in another state. Get legal help to protect our rights immediately.

Help During Tense Times

Often, defendants are accused of exploiting foreign nationals, children and other vulnerable individuals. Arrests for alleged sex trafficking tend to get a great deal of media attention and it can be difficult to get fair treatment from the authorities if you are caught in the web. Mr. Misko knows what to do to investigate the charges and build a compelling defense for you. As your lawyer, he will stand by you during a chaotic and uncertain time in your life.

Get In Touch Immediately After A Sex Trafficking Arrest

Contact PennLaw, LLC, at 724-602-4583 or via email. We have offices in Butler, and in Pittsburgh.