Human Trafficking Lawyer RI

Have You Been Arrested on a Rhode Island Criminal Human Trafficking Charge?

John R. Grasso is a former police cop, who specializes in criminal defense for human trafficking and other types of high-penalty crimes.

If you’ve been accused of Human Trafficking, contact the Island law offices as soon as possible.

Definition of Human Trafficking:

Rhode Island Code Chapter 11-67, outlines the varied forms of Human Trafficking. It’s described as the use of force, violence or threat toward victims, and/or their families, to participate in the involuntary servitude of:

  • Commercial sexual activity and/or
  • Forced labor

This crime involves luring, employing, moving, or keeping someone else – with the intent to receive money or something of value, in exchange for one of the above activities.

Human trafficking is in essence modern day slavery.

This threat, abuse or violence may entail physical restraint, or destroying the victim’s passport or immigration documentation. These are limited examples. *

Human trafficking of minors furthermore calls for higher and more stringent sentencing in Rhode Island, as well as other states. It’s also a Federal crime under U.S. Code Title 18.

There is a wave of human trafficking cases sweeping the United States at this time. However, you don’t have to become a statistic of falsely convicted individuals.

Contact John R. Grasso now.

What Are the Consequences of Rhode Island Human Trafficking Charges?

Human Trafficking is punishable by:

  • Up to 20 years in prison
  • Up to $20,000 in fines

Potential Penalties Include:

Victim Restitution:

Victim restitution may be ordered by the court, to compensate for any losses sustained by victims. This may include:

The gross income or monetary worth for the forced labor served, or commercial sexual activity partaken in. As per the Fair Labor Standards Act, this warrants at the very least minimum wage plus any overtime served.


Profits, proceeds, interests or properties obtained as a result of Human Trafficking in Rhode Island will be forfeited to the court, as per the hearing. The money obtained by the court is typically deposited in a General fund.

Contact an Aggressive Drug Human Trafficking Defense Attorney in Rhode Island 

Human Trafficking is one of the more serious crimes in Rhode Island. A defendant may also be charged with closely related crimes including pandering, prostitution and child molestation. Defendants may also face trial for kidnapping and sexual abuse, depending on the circumstances of the case.

Discuss your case in private with John R. Grasso, and ask about our free consultations.

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