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What Is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking involves luring, tricking, abducting, or forcing an individual from their home to become a prostitute or slave. Many of the victims are from other countries, while other victims are American. Regardless of where the victims come from, Nevada makes human trafficking illegal.

What Is the Law in Nevada Regarding Human Trafficking for Financial Gain?

It is unlawful to transport, arrange for transport, or assist in the transportation of an individual into Nevada in exchange for financial gain, including money. The individuals transported are prohibited from entering or staying in the state.

Is "Trafficking Persons for Financial Gain" and "Involuntary Servitude" the Same Crime in Nevada?

No, they are separate crimes. Involuntary servitude is the crime of attempting to or actually forcing an individual into performing services or working. The crime occurs when the person does something like threaten, restrain, or physically harm the victim into forced labor. Involuntary solitude is generally a category B felony, but penalties can reach higher depending on injury to the victim and the age of the victim.

What Is the Penalty for Trafficking in Persons for Financial Gain in Nevada?

Trafficking in persons for financial gain is a category B felony, just like involuntary servitude. As a category B felony, a person may be sentenced to:

  • One to 10 years in prison
  • $50,000 fine
  • Both a fine and prison time

Should I Contact a Lawyer about My Human Trafficking Charge?

If you are charged with human trafficking, contact a Nevada criminal lawyer immediately. A lawyer will advise you of your legal rights and changes of getting the charge dismissed or reduced.

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Last Modified: 06-21-2018 12:24 AM PDT

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