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Human Sex Trafficking: Seeking Justice and Recovery

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In the dark and painful realm of human sex trafficking, California and Arizona emerge as frontlines in the fight against this heinous crime. Fielding Law is not just a legal advocate; we are a source of compassionate support for survivors. We extend a hand to guide survivors through the challenging journey of healing and justice.

Our commitment goes beyond professional legal assistance; it is about being a pillar of empathy and understanding. At Fielding Law, we recognize the profound impact of trauma on survivors and offer more than just legal expertise. Our approach is centered on clear communication, transparency, and guiding survivors through the legal process with compassion and unwavering support.

Human Sex Trafficking Statistics

Ranked 1 California

California maintains its position at the top, reporting a staggering 760 cases of human trafficking. As the leading state among the top 15 in 2019, California significantly surpasses other states, with a particularly high number of reported cases compared to the second-ranking state, Texas. Key risk factors in California include migration and relocation, targeting predominantly Latino and Asian communities.

Ranked 15 Arizona

Arizona is actively combatting human trafficking, with reported cases totaling 96. In September 2018, a significant effort led to the arrest of 24 individuals involved in the heinous crime of child sex trafficking. This underscores the state’s commitment to addressing and preventing such offenses.

Advocacy for Human Sex Trafficking Survivors

Fielding Law extends its assistance to adult and child survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking, advocating for justice against perpetrators and various entities. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Reformatory schools and institutions
  • Juvenile and youth camps
  • Boarding schools
  • Residential treatment facilities
  • Religious groups
  • Health and wellness spas
  • Gyms
  • Hospitality and lodging establishments
  • Financial institutions
  • Transportation companies
  • Other businesses and organizations

How is Fielding Law different?

Injuries and Recoverable Damages for Human Sex Trafficking Victims

Victims and survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking may experience a range of physical, mental, and emotional injuries. Recoverable damages include actual, compensatory, and sometimes punitive damages. Common injuries and damages suffered by survivors include:

  • Emotional distress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Sadness
  • Fear
  • Suicidal ideation/attempt
  • Physical bodily injuries
  • Nightmares
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability
  • Frustration
  • Self-harm
  • Avoidance
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Isolation
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Social and relationship harm
  • Lifelong triggers
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Identity issues
  • Fatigue
  • Crying spells

Why Choose Fielding Law?

Fielding Law collaborates with experts to assess the extent of damages, ensuring survivors receive compensation for their injuries, medical treatment needs, and other hardships caused by the abuse. Our commitment extends beyond legal representation to ensure clients receive the treatment, support, and services needed.

As we confront the grim reality of human trafficking, it is crucial to acknowledge the active efforts in states like California and Arizona. The legal provisions and the comprehensive support provided by Fielding Law underline the commitment to justice for survivors. If you or someone you know has been affected, contact Fielding Law at 833.88.SHARK for a confidential and empathetic consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sex Trafficking

What constitutes sex trafficking?
Sex trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, involves the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for a commercial sex act. Human trafficking occurs when force, fraud, or coercion is used against an adult to compel acts of commercial sex. In the case of minors, any commercial sex engagement qualifies as human trafficking, without the need for force, fraud, or coercion.
What is the time limit to file against an abuser?
Most cases have a "statute of limitations," a set deadline for filing a lawsuit against a perpetrator. These limitations vary across different types of cases and states. To ascertain the statute of limitations in your case, it is crucial to contact our sexual assault, abuse, and trafficking attorneys promptly. If you have any questions or concerns about pursuing a case related to sexual assault, sexual abuse, or sex trafficking, reach out to our attorneys for a free consultation without delay.
What is labor trafficking?
Labor trafficking entails using force, fraud, or coercion to compel an individual to provide labor, work, or services. This form of trafficking can often overlap with and include instances of sex trafficking.
Should I report the abuse to law enforcement before pursuing a lawsuit?
It is advisable to consult with an attorney first. Legal professionals can guide you on the best course of action, ensuring your rights are protected throughout the process.

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