Oshawa Human Trafficking Defence Lawyers
Human trafficking is a relatively new offence that is being prosecuted more now than ever before. According to the Criminal Code of Canada, every person who “recruits, transports, transfers, receives, holds, conceals, or harbours a person, or exercises control, direction or influence over the movements of a person, for the purpose of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation” can be charged with human trafficking.
The consequences of a conviction can be onerous. The charge of trafficking carries a maximum punishment of life in jail. If the person being trafficked is under the age of 18, the minimum punishment is 6 years in jail and the maximum is a life sentence. Human trafficking charges are also closely connected to charges of forcing another person into prostitution and living off the avails of prostitution.
Skilled Defence For Human Trafficking Charges
It is important to mount an aggressive defence in this new and challenging area of the law. We are up to the challenge. Despite the novelty of these charges, the lawyers at Affleck & Barrison LLP have experience successfully defending clients against these charges. We will take the time to understand the unique facts of your case and work to develop an aggressive defence strategy to ensure that your rights and freedoms are protected.
Contact Durham Region Defence Lawyers Serving Pickering, Ajax and Whitby
We take the steps needed to protect your best interests, both immediate and long term. We maintain a 24-hour emergency service line, and our office is within steps of the Durham Consolidated Courthouse. Contact us online or at 905-404-1947 to speak with an experienced criminal defence lawyer about your human trafficking charge. We offer a free confidential consultation to all prospective clients.
3 REASONS TO HIRE US
We can help you at whatever stage of the criminal justice process you may find yourself, from bail hearings to trial representation to final resolution.
FOCUSED ON YOU
Given your unique needs, we take the most appropriate path for resolution in each particular case, whether through negotiating with the Crown or through more formal court proceedings.
Our efforts have earned us a reputation as reliable and effective lawyers within our community. As trial lawyers, we can routinely be seen in court, and our firm’s members are well-respected by the Crown’s office and the judiciary.