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- The definition of trafficking was amended in 2018 to include labor or services obtained through the control or facilitation of an individual's access to controlled substance.
- Penalties for violations of the human trafficking statute start at 10 years to life imprisonment and increase up to 15 or 20 years, depending upon the circumstances of the crime.
- Penalties for violations of the human trafficking statute involving labor or sex trafficking a minor begin at up to 20 years.
- Penalties may be increased if the human trafficking involves kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct, an attempt to kill or death.
- Other crimes may be charged in conjunction with human trafficking.
- Human trafficking sentences may be ordered to be served consecutively with sentences for other convictions.
- Human trafficking can be used as an underlying crime for a charge of racketeering, also known as 'conducting criminal enterprises,' a 20-year felony.
- Property used in the commission of human trafficking may be subject to seizure and forfeiture.
- Sex trafficking of a minor triggers Sex Offender registration
- Enhanced restitution may be available to victims of human trafficking, including: lost income; the cost of transportation, temporary housing, and child care expenses incurred by the victim because of the offense; attorney fees and other costs and expenses incurred by the victim; and any other loss suffered by the victim as a result of the offense.