Federal Transportation for Illegal Sexual Activity Related Laws
Federal Transportation for Illegal Sexual Activity Defense Attorneys Located in Michigan
Title 18, Chapter 117, is the section of the United States Code that controls federal sex crime laws dealing with transportation for illegal sexual activity and related crimes that occur in the state of Michigan.
What is illicit sexual conduct?
Some of the crimes discussed below include the phrase "illicit sexual conduct." That term is defined as (1) a sexual act with a person under the age of 18 that occurs in the United States, or (2) any commercial sex act with a person under the age of 18, unless the defendant can prove he or she reasonably believed that the victim had turned 18 years old.
Transportation for illegal sexual activity and related crimes
Each of the transportation for illegal sexual activity and related crimes listed below are serious federal charges that carry potential prison sentences. The maximum listed imprisonment sentences are doubled for defendants who already have a similar sex crime on their criminal record. Penalties also include registration as a sex offender on the public sex offender registry.
As federal sex crime defense lawyers, we put our decades of experience to use when defending our clients who have been accused of these transportation sex crimes. Years of training, experience in the classroom, and hours of legal research are the tools of our trade. Getting the best possible result is always our goal.
18 USC §2421
It is unlawful to knowingly transport or attempt to transport another person through interstate or international commerce with the intent that the person engage in prostitution or any other sexual activity that constitutes a criminal offense. People found guilty of this law will be fined, imprisoned for up to 10 years, or both.
18 USC §2422
Coercion and enticement
It is illegal under Federal law to knowingly persuade or entice another person to travel through interstate or international commerce to engage in prostitution or any other sexual activity that constitutes a criminal offense. Convicted defendants will be fined, imprisoned for up to 20 years, or both. If the person whom the violator is persuading to do this is a minor, the violator will be fined and imprisoned for 10 years to life.
18 USC §2423
Transportation of minors
It is illegal to knowingly transport a minor, or attempt or conspire to transport a minor, for prostitution and any other sexual activity that constitutes a criminal offense. People found guilty of this federal sex crime will be fined and imprisoned for 10 years to life.
It is also illegal to travel in interstate or international commerce or attempt or conspire to travel in interstate or international commerce, for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with another person. Similarly, it is illegal to facilitate, or attempt or conspire to facilitate, such a traveler for the purpose of receiving financial gain. Punishments for this crime include fines, prison for up to 30 years, or both.
18 USC §2424
Filing factual statement about alien individual
It is illegal to keep or control an illegal alien in a place where prostitution or other sexual activity occurs, knowing that the individual is an illegal alien, without filing a written statement regarding the illegal alien’s location, entry into the United States, age, nationality, and parentage. If a person fails to do this within five days of keeping or controlling the illegal alien, or if the person lies on such a written statement, the person will be fined, imprisoned for up to 10 years, or both.
18 USC §2425
Use of interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor
It is contrary to Federal law to use interstate or international commerce to knowingly initiate or attempt to initiate the transmission of the name, address, phone number, Social Security number, or e-mail address of someone the defendant knows is under 16 years old with the intent to encourage another person to engage in any criminal sexual activity. People found guilty will be fined, imprisoned for up to 5 years, or both.
If you, or someone you know, has been charged or will soon be charged for such a crime, you need to hire skilled federal sex crime lawyers immediately. At Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC, we have over 80 years of combined experience fighting against sex crimes. We are highly-skilled attorneys who have earned a reputation as being tough defenders of our clients.
Call us today for your free initial consultation about your federal sex crime matter. Our phone number is (866) 7-NoJail. That’s (866) 766-5245.