Human Trafficking Lawyers
Defending allegations of human trafficking offences
If you or someone you know have been accused of involvement in human trafficking, our Human Trafficking Solicitors are here to provide you with expert legal support throughout the process.
What is a human trafficking offence?
Human trafficking offences are covered by the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and can lead to severe punishments. An offence can result in a lengthy custodial sentence, and in some cases, a life sentence. In addition, you may be liable to pay a financial penalty if the court decides that you have benefitted financially from your offence.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 states that “A person commits an offence if the person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person (“V”) with a view to V being exploited.” Circumstances in individual cases can differ greatly, but there are several general categories of exploitation which human trafficking offences fall into. These include:
- Sexual exploitation of either women, men or children
- Forced or compulsory labour of individuals
- Domestic servitude in private households
- Harvesting of organs for illegal trade
- Exploitation of children within any of the above categories
As the legislation around human trafficking is complex, it is essential that you obtain legal representation from a criminal defence solicitor skilled and experienced in such cases. At Berris Law we have many years of experience and the expertise you need. We will provide you with a robust and expert defence.
Being accused of and investigated for human trafficking is an extremely serious situation, and this complex area of law requires a legal team with a high level of expertise in human trafficking and serious crime law to provide the best possible guidance.
How we can help you
Human trafficking law is an extremely complex area of law, which, in some cases, can be further complicated by an international aspect to the case. Penalties are also often incredibly severe. If you are accused of involvement in human trafficking, it is therefore natural to feel confused and worried. Our team of solicitors work hard to ensure you have a full understanding of what’s going on throughout your case and provide clear, concise legal advice.
Throughout your case, we are able to provide you with complete advice and support, including:
- Representing you at the police station
- Ensuring your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly throughout the process
- Advising you on your plea
- Applying for any bail and ensuring the impact of any conditions is minimised
- Ensuring you are fully prepared for your trial
- Providing expert representation in court
- Helping you protect your reputation
- Advising and assisting you on the appeals process, if necessary
Meaning you can focus on getting on with your life, rather than worrying about legal machinations.
If you would like our help, you can call us on 020 3325 7415 Our team is available 24/7, so you will always be able to get advice precisely when you need it.
24 Hour availability
It is not always possible to predict an arrest, which is why our legal advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At Berris Law we have a team of professionals ready to assist you whenever you need us. We will represent you at the police station and thereafter to make sure you and your case are treated fairly and appropriately.
Unexpected legal fees can come as an expensive surprise. To assist you with the financial cost of defending your name, we can help you apply for legal aid to enable you to focus on what really matters. Our solicitors at Berris Law can guide you through the application process so that you have the best chance of receiving the financial assistance you need.
If you or someone you know has been accused of crime involving human trafficking, it is essential that you engage the expertise of professional solicitors who will be able to help and advise you on a defence strategy as soon as possible.
Contact us today by calling 020 3325 7415. If you would like us to contact you, simply fill in our online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.
We know that no two cases are ever the same and we are dedicated to guiding you through the legal process with tailored solutions which work for you. Fill out the form to request your free consultation today.
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