Smuggling Illegal Immigrants Charges
Seek Guidance with Our Miami Criminal Defense Lawyers
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.
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.
Hero or criminal offender?
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. 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.
Penalties for illegal immigrant smuggling are usually based on a number
- Was the smuggling carried out for profit?
- How much money was involved?
- How many people were involved?
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.