Texas Continuous Smuggling of Persons Attorneys

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What Is the Smuggling of Persons Charge in Texas?

A smuggling of persons charge occurs when there is an intent to obtain a financial benefit, by knowingly:

What Is Continuous Smuggling of Persons in Texas?

Continuous smuggling of persons is defined as holding a smuggled individual for 10 days or more. During this period of time, the person must engage in the criminal acts listed in smuggling individuals charge at least two times. For example, a person who conceals an individual from police while crossing the country’s border and encourages them to stay in the country by shielding them from detection for a month would be charged with this crime.

What Is the Punishment for Continuous Smuggling of Individuals in Texas?

It depends on whether the charge is a first degree felony or a second degree felony. The conviction is a second degree felony punishable by:

As a first degree felony, the punishment is:

Is There a Minimum Prison Time with a Continuous Smuggling of Persons Sentence?

Typically, the answer is no. The exceptions are when the smuggled individual suffered serious bodily harm or death, or the smuggled individual was a victim of sexual assault. A person who is found guilty of that will be sentenced to at least a minimum of 25 years.

Can a Lawyer Help Me with My Case?

As with any felony, a continuous smuggling of persons charge is difficult to fight against unless you have the assistance of a lawyer. Immediately talk to a Texas attorney regarding a continuous smuggling persons charge. Your attorney will work to get the charge resolved.

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Last Modified: 09-13-2016 08:58 AM PDT

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