Six people face sex trafficking charges in New Jersey
Five men and one woman were arrested after reportedly operating brothels in New Jersey, which were a part of a large network across multiple states. The woman who was arrested is reportedly the girlfriend of the leader of the group, and was accused of helping the man run the brothels.
These accusations are extremely serious. Both federal and state authorities worked on an investigation, that allegedly found the men were trafficking women from Mexico and Latin American countries to work as prostitutes. When someone is accused of a serious crime, such as a sex crime, they could face years in state or federal prison if they are convicted.
In addition to prison time and fines, a person accused of a New Jersey sex crime might find it difficult to move past the stigma attached to their conviction. Speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney might be a wise decision after an arrest for any crime. They can help a person understand their rights and work to form a rigorous criminal defense.
People many times don't know that they are the subject of an investigation until they are arrested. If they do find out that they are being investigated, an attorney can help advise them of what to do. Many times police will ask a person questions in order to try to build the government's case against a person. Anything that person tells them could later be used against them to help convict them. An attorney can work with a person to help avoid answering questions that might lead to a person's incrimination.
Source: The Trentonian, "Six arrested in alleged NJ human trafficking sex ring," July 18, 2013