Representing Individuals Charged with Alien Smuggling in FL
Florida has one of the largest coastlines in the United States. With such a large coast, Florida has become a hotbed for illegal immigrant smuggling. If you have been arrested in Miami, the Florida Keys, or anywhere else along Florida’s borders for assisting an illegal alien with unlawful border crossing, you may face serious federal charges and penalties. An experienced criminal trial attorney can provide you with the aggressive representation that is necessary to protect your rights.
At Rothman & Associates, P.A., our Miami criminal defense attorneys are known for our experience and dedication. In over four decades of practice, our firm has earned the trust and respect of clients we have defended. Contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation with an attorney.
Penalties for Smuggling Illegal Immigrants
Illegal immigrants are commonly smuggled from Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas into Florida. Many of our clients believe they are rescuing illegal immigrants from the tyranny of their home country. However, depending on the circumstances, you could face federal charges and serious penalties.
Our clients are known among their families and peers as heroes. In fact, many illegal immigrants who actually make it to U.S. soil (and are not caught at sea) will be granted asylum and permitted to stay here because they would be persecuted at home. Yet our clients are facing severe criminal penalties for their actions.
Smuggling illegal immigrants penalties are usually based on a number of factors:
- Was the smuggling carried out for profit?
- How much money was involved?
- How many people were involved?
Fight Against Illegal Immigrant Smuggling Charges with Our Team
Our firm’s founding attorney, David Rothman, is a board-certified criminal trial lawyer, recognized as a specialist by The Florida Bar. While he has the decades of experience, investigational, and trial skills necessary to effectively defend his clients, he also has compassion for the individuals involved. He recognizes that illegal immigrants have endured a long journey to the U.S. with the dream of becoming free in the land of opportunity. He uses his experience and understanding to present a compelling argument to the prosecutor in negotiations, working to reduce the charges or penalties.
If you have been arrested, charged or are under investigation for Illegal Immigrant Smuggling, please contact our Miami Criminal Defense Law Firm today for legal advice.