International Human Trafficking
The Blanch Law Firm’s experience with international human-trafficking crime covers many years. It is a “hot button” topic our top-flight international criminal attorneys are very familiar with. We have successfully defended many clients against prosecution on charges of alleged human trafficking, forced labor, forced organ donation, money laundering and fraud, and other charges.
Despite the myriad U.S. agencies tasked with dealing with international (and domestic) human trafficking and exploitation, The Blanch Law Firm has achieved success time and again – through careful analysis of the facts from every possible angle. Our diligent white collar litigators present each defendant with every option available. Our criminal law work as human trafficking defense attorneys provides skilled defense during all stages of investigation and trial, no matter the allegations.
International Human Trafficking Criminal Defense
It is estimated 2.5 to 4 million people worldwide may be in forced labor (including forced sexual exploitation) at any given time as a result of human trafficking. 161 countries are reported to be affected. Perhaps the fastest-growing international criminal enterprise, human trafficking is an estimated $32 billion/year activity.
The U.S. is one of the top destinations for international human trafficking.
The U.S. federal government has taken a firm stance domestically and internationally. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the FBI, the DOJ – Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are among those responsible for investigating human trafficking, arresting traffickers, and protecting victims. These agencies wield heavyweight mandates – the 13th Amendment, Title 18 of the U.S. Code, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and particularly the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
In additional, several states have enacted laws regarding human trafficking. For example, the California Department of Justice has made it a top priority.
And not only is Human Trafficking being targeted. Related criminal activities include Mail and Wire Fraud, Money Laundering and Overseas Bank Accounts, Internet Crime, Cybercrime, Visa Fraud, Extortion and Coercion, Drug Trafficking, Racketeering and Conspiracy.
All these government agencies use a victim-centered approach.
The Blanch Law Firm, however, uses a client-centered approach. Only a firm devoted and dedicated to its clients – and with vast experience in human trafficking law – can negotiate the difficult terrain of investigation and trial, providing effective criminal defense counsel.
International Human Trafficking Crimes We Handle
•International Trafficking and Conspiracy
•International Trafficking and Terrorism
•International Trafficking, Money Laundering and Fraud
•International Human Trafficking and the Internet
•International Trafficking and Extortion or Coercion
•International Trafficking and Narcotics
•International Trafficking and Murder
•Forced Labor and Servitude
•Human Trafficking and RICO Charges
•Human Trafficking and Organ Donation
•California Human Trafficking Criminal Defense
The Blanch Law Firm handles cases in the greater New York area, as well as in Los Angeles, Orange County and greater Southern California.
If you are the focus of an international human trafficking investigation – or if an investigation is pending – contact The Blanch Law Firm today by calling 212 736 3900. Initial consultations are complimentary and confidential.