Michigan Human Trafficking Lawyers
If you’ve been charged, our attorneys fight for your rights
Human trafficking is a serious problem that, like other sex crimes, gets a lot of attention from law enforcement and the media. If you have been accused of human trafficking in Michigan, you are facing severe penalties. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Manley & Manley will aggressively fight for your rights.
In simple terms, the crime of human trafficking occurs when a person takes advantage of another person, through “force, fraud, or coercion,” and causes the other person to exchange either “labor and services,” or “sex,” for something else of value, (like money, or drugs). Victims are sometimes forced to work in hotels, massage parlors, strip clubs and escort services.
There are state and federal laws against human trafficking. It’s defined by the U.S. Department of Justice as a crime that involves “exploiting a person for labor, services, or commercial sex.” Michigan’s Attorney General refers to it as a modern-day form of slavery, which involves “men, women and children being forced into prostitution, domestic servitude and other labor, for little or no pay.”
Experienced Flint attorneys who get results
People who are convicted of human trafficking face severe criminal penalties when they are charged with having put other persons “in bondage,” through “force, fraud or coercion, for the purpose of sex or labor exploitation.” These penalties range from up to 10 years to life in prison, and fines ranging between $10,000 and $50,000. Victims are also permitted to receive restitution for any injuries or damages they receive.
If you were arrested for human trafficking, you need to get legal advice as soon as possible. Our attorneys have decades of experience and are very familiar with laws regarding human trafficking. We will fight your charges aggressively to get the best possible outcome, whether that is reduced charges or in some cases, even dismissal.
Attorneys Michael P. Manley and Frank J. Manley have a thorough knowledge of state and federal trafficking laws. They know how to create effective legal strategies and tirelessly fight for your rights.
Attorney Michael P. Manley is a board-certified criminal trial expert with extensive trial experience. His cases have been covered in national media, and he’s been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers and is known for never backing down.
Frank J. Manley has handled over 30,000 criminal defense cases in Flint. He has earned the reputation as one of the best defense attorneys in Genesee County, as well as in the entire state of Michigan.
We’re ready to help you
Fighting human trafficking charges is a unique and complicated challenge. We are dedicated to protecting and restoring the lives and reputations of our clients. Our legal team investigates to get the facts about your arrest. We carefully review the process for gathering evidence and questioning witnesses. If there are weaknesses in the case against you, we will find them.
The stakes are high. If convicted, you face prison time, fines, the loss of your job, and the loss of your relationships and reputation. Prosecutors really want a conviction in these types of cases and will fight hard for maximum penalties. We fight hard for your rights and to help you get fair treatment in the justice system.
If you’ve been charged with human trafficking, we’re the firm you want. Learn more about how we can help you fight your charges and protect your rights. Don’t delay – contact us to schedule a free case evaluation.