(PRWEB) February 04, 2013
A new bill has been proposed by State Delegate Kathleen Dumais that aims to reduce the financial incentive to get involved with human trafficking. The proposed set of addendums would affect the following statutes in the Maryland State Code: § 11-303 (Human Trafficking), § 11-304 (Receiving earnings of a prostitute), §11-305 (Abduction of child under 16), §11-207(a) (Child pornography), § 3-324 (Sexual solicitation of minor).
Maryland criminal defense lawyer Kush Arora appeared on WYPR to discuss the areas where this bill could fall short, particularly in the complexities of proving the exact origin of any assets the State might attempt to seize. To hear more about what Mr. Arora had to say during his interview, you can find a downloadable version of the program here.
According to a summary of the bill, its goal is to enable the state to take more assets when they convict someone of the crimes associated with human trafficking. Once collected, the state would then use that money to establish an “Anti-Human Trafficking Fund.” This purpose of this fund is two-fold, to help non-profit organizations that provide victim services, and to fund training and programs for law enforcement.
Please contact us for more information about the proposed legislation, or to learn more about the services we are able to provide to our clients. Please also visit our Virginia sex crimes lawyer page for more information about these types of violations in those areas.