People Trafficking

Being found guilty of people trafficking can lead to very serious punishment. It is therefore essential that anyone accused of this crime has access to the expertise of a highly qualified legal team. The offence, which is also known as human trafficking, is a very serious crime and always involves the exploitation of vulnerable persons. This exploitation can take various forms, including:

  • Prostitution

  • Other forms of sexual exploitation

  • Slavery, or practices similar to slavery

  • Forced labour, or forced services

  • Servitude

Human trafficking is therefore seen as a very serious offence, and those found guilty of this offence will usually receive a custodial sentence. The investigations are usually very complex and broad allegations can be made against organisations or individuals, or those who might have played legitimate roles within a complicated series of events. If you are accused of an offence carrying such heavy retribution, it is imperative you get the legal backing you need straight away. Our Private Client Criminal Law Service ensures you get the very best legal representation from the very beginning of proceedings until the very end. The bespoke offering is designed to provide discerning clients with an even more dedicated approach and access to the very best advice every step of the way.

People smuggling is a similar offence to people trafficking, but is characterised in a different way. While trafficking involves exploitation, smuggling is a voluntary act, in which violence or coercion is not usually involved. We have a particular expertise in representing haulage companies accused of assisting ‘clandestine entrants’.

If you or someone you know has been accused of people trafficking, you should seek legal assistance at once. You can speak to one of our highly experienced team of solicitors and find out more about our Private Client Criminal Law Service by calling 0345 872 6666, or by completing the online contact form on this page.

About People Trafficking

Also known as human trafficking, people trafficking is a series crime and is classed as an extreme violation of human rights. Each year, men, women and children in their thousands fall into the hands of traffickers, both in their home countries and abroad. Most countries across the globe are impacted by trafficking in some way, and there are international laws in place to try and prevent this issue from worsening.

People trafficking is defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of individuals through the use of force or other forms of coercion for the purpose of exploitation. This exploitation can take various forms, including:

  • Prostitution
  • Other forms of sexual exploitation
  • Slavery, or practices similar to slavery
  • Forced labour or forced services
  • Servitude

Human trafficking is viewed as a very serious offence, and those found guilty will usually receive a custodial sentence. Investigations are usually very complex, and broad allegations can be made against organisations or individuals, or those who may have played legitimate roles within a complicated series of events.

People smuggling is a similar offence to people trafficking, but is characterised in a different way. While trafficking involves exploitation, smuggling is a voluntary act in which violence or coercion is not usually involved. We have particular expertise in representing haulage companies accused of assisting “clandestine entrants”.

Why Choose JMW?

If you are accused of an offence carrying such heavy retribution, it is essential that you get the legal backing you require straight away. Our private client criminal law service ensures you get the very best legal representation from the beginning of proceedings until the end.

Our bespoke offering is designed to provide discerning clients with an even more dedicated approach and access to the very best legal advice every step of the way. 

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If you or someone you know have been accused of people trafficking, you should seek legal assistance at once. You can speak to one of our highly experienced team of solicitors and find out more about our private client criminal law service by calling 0345 872 6666 or by filling out our online enquiry form and we will get back to you. 

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