Sex Trafficking is a type of
Human Trafficking, which is referred to as a type of modern day slavery. In many cases,
Sex Trafficking involves the transportation of people in order to engage
them in unlawful sexual activity, such as prostitution. Both Federal and
Florida law include heavy fines and severe criminal penalties, including
potential mandatory/minimum sentences of up to 25 years and maximum potential
sentences of up to LIFE. Mr. Petruzzi has represented numerous individuals
charged with, or under investigation for, Sex Trafficking offenses by
both Federal and State authorities. His experience and knowledge serves
as an invaluable asset to his clients.
To arrange for a free and confidential consultation with respect to any
Federal or State Sex Trafficking offense, contact our office at (305)-770-6550.
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Federal Sex Trafficking offenses are investigated and prosecuted by various
agencies, including the FBI, ICE, Department of Homeland Security, and
the Department of Justice. Some common Federal Statutes criminalizing
Sex Trafficking include:
18 USC Sec. 2421 –
Whoever knowingly transports any individual in interstate or foreign commerce,
or in any Territory or Possession of the United States, with intent that
such individual engage in prostitution, or in any sexual activity for
which any person can be charged with a criminal offense, or attempts to
do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10
years, or both.
Florida Sex Trafficking offenses are investigated and prosecuted by various
State and Local law enforcement agencies. Some common Florida Statutes
criminalizing Sex Trafficking include:
796.045 Sex trafficking; penalties.—
Any person who knowingly recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides,
or obtains by any means a person, knowing that force, fraud, or coercion
will be used to cause that person to engage in prostitution, commits the
offense of sex trafficking, a felony of the second degree, punishable
as provided in s.
775.083, or s.
775.084. A person commits a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s.
775.083, or s.
775.084, if the offense of sex trafficking is committed against a person who is
under the age of 14 or if such offense results in death.