Human trafficking is the act of placing a person or persons into the slave trade. To force someone, especially someone who was acquired through human trafficking, into labor is called involuntary servitude. Both crimes are illegal in Nevada.
Involuntary servitude occurs when a person knowingly subjects or attempts to subject someone to forced services or labor. According to Nevada law, a person subjects another person to involuntary solitude when they force that person to engage in labor by:
If the victim is a minor, then the crime is separate. Involuntary servitude of a minor involves a person who has physical custody of a minor, allows them to reside in their residence, and knowingly:
If the victim is an adult, then the crime is a category B felony. The punishment for a category B felony is:
If the victim is a minor, then the crime is a category A felony. The punishment for a category A felony is:
An involuntary servitude charge is an incredibly serious charge, especially if the victim is a minor. Contact a Nevada lawyer immediately to determine the best way to resolve this criminal charge.
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