Killeen Trafficking of Persons Lawyer
Are you facing trafficking of persons accusation?
Are you fearful at the outlook of a life sentence?
Do you need a lawyer to serve as your aggressive and loyal defender in protecting your rights?
Waco - Killeen Criminal Defense Lawyer Available to Protect Your Rights in Trafficking of Persons Investigation
Facing a trafficking of persons investigation alone can be intimidating. People are often scared, and
sometimes even innocent people say incriminating things that require an explanation later in court.
Trafficking of persons lawyer, Ed Brown,has more than nineteeh (19) years experience available to help you with issues related to trafficking of persons
investigation. I make sure that your rights are protected; I go to great lengths under the law to prevent the
filing of charges against you.
Early Action by Trafficking of Persons Attorney Can Help You!
Trafficking of persons allegations often place the accused in a difficult position. Because of the stigma
of kidnapping charges, good people who are arrested for trafficking of persons often find
their personal and professional lives ruined. Even if the situation fails to escalate beyond formal accusations,
personal and professional consequences may be felt for years to come.
Ed Brown, a trafficking of persons attorney serving Temple and Killeen, will do everything possible under the
law to prevent charges from ever being filed if you contact me early during the
investigation. I work with clients thoroughly and completely investigating the facts involved. I can also negotiate
with government agencies like prosecutors and law enforcement.
Being accused of a trafficking of persons does not make you a bad person. You still have
rights and dignity to uphold. I am ready to defend your rights
Trafficking Of Persons - Texas Penal Code Chapter 20A.
§ 20A.01. Definitions
In this chapter:
(1) "Forced labor or services" means labor or services, including conduct that constitutes an offense under
Section 43.02, that are performed or provided by another person and obtained through an actor's:
(A) causing or threatening to cause bodily injury to the person or another person or otherwise causing the
person performing or providing labor or services to believe that the person or another person will suffer bodily
(B) restraining or threatening to restrain the person or another person in a manner described by Section
20.01(1) or causing the person performing or providing labor or services to believe that the person or another
person will be restrained;
(C) knowingly destroying, concealing, removing, confiscating, or withholding from the person or another person,
or threatening to destroy, conceal, remove, confiscate, or withhold from the person or another person, the person's
actual or purported:
(i) government records;
(ii) identifying information; or
(iii) personal property;
(D) threatening the person with abuse of the law or the legal process in relation to the person or another
(E) threatening to report the person or another person to immigration officials or other law enforcement
officials or otherwise blackmailing or extorting the person or another person;
(F) exerting financial control over the person or another person by placing the person or another person under
the actor's control as security for a debt ...
(2) "Traffic" means to transport, entice, recruit, harbor, provide, or otherwise obtain another person by any
What Must The Prosecutor Prove?
§ 20A.02. Trafficking Of Persons
(a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly:
(1) traffics another person with the intent or knowledge that the
trafficked person will engage in forced labor or services; or
(2) benefits from participating in a venture that involves an
activity described by Subdivision (1), including by receiving labor or services the person knows are forced labor
(b) Except as otherwise provided..., an offense under this section is
a felony of the second degree. An offense under this section is a felony of the first degree if:
(1) the applicable conduct constitutes an offense under Section 43.05
or 43.25 and the person who is trafficked is a child younger than 18 years of age at the time of the offense,
regardless of whether the actor knows the age of the child at the time the actor commits the offense; or
(2) the commission of the offense results in the death of the person
who is trafficked....