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8 U.S.C. § 1324 – Alien smuggling

Alien smuggling is a serious federal offense. But, take a deep breath. We’re here to guide you through this.The law under 8 U.S.C. § 1324 makes it illegal to knowingly encourage, induce, assist, abet, or aid someone to enter or try to enter the United States illegally. 124 It covers a wide range of activities – from sending money to pay a smuggler, to physically bringing someone across the border. 7So, what do you do if you get hit with one of these things? It’s simple. Every single client deserves honesty and white glove service. At Spodek Law Group, we leave no stone unturned. We do everything possible to win. Everything we do is focused on getting you results. 13

Who is Affected?

This law applies to anyone involved in alien smuggling – professional smugglers, friends, family members, you name it. It doesn’t matter if money changed hands or not. 7The key is whether you knew the person didn’t have legal status to enter the U.S. If you truly weren’t aware, you may have a defense. But proving that can be tricky without an experienced attorney. 6

Penalties are Harsh

Penalties for alien smuggling are no joke. For each alien smuggled, you could face:

  • Up to 10 years in prison
  • Fines
  • 20 years if someone was injured
  • Life in prison or even the death penalty if someone died 5

Federal prosecutors are under immense pressure to bring harsh charges. They often threaten the highest possible sentence to scare you into pleading guilty. 1But here’s the thing – most cases can be favorably resolved with the right legal strategy. An experienced criminal defense lawyer knows how to investigate every angle and undermine the prosecution’s case.

Why Hire Spodek Law Group?

At Spodek Law Group, our national team of elite criminal defense attorneys has over 50 years of combined experience handling the toughest cases. We’ve been there, done that. 13We understand the challenges you face – the fear, confusion, and high stakes involved. That’s why we take a hands-on approach tailored to your unique situation. No cookie-cutter strategies here. 1Our first priority? Getting charges dismissed or significantly reduced so you can move on with life. We pull out all the stops through tireless investigation, robust defense strategies, and aggressive negotiations. 13We also have a reputation for excellence that precedes us. Todd Spodek, our founding partner, is a renowned trial attorney featured across major media outlets like Netflix, NY Post, and Newsweek. 1

What to Do Next

If you or a loved one has been charged with alien smuggling, don’t go it alone. The stakes are too high. Schedule a risk-free consultation with our criminal defense team today. 13We’ll break down exactly what you’re facing in simple terms. More importantly, we’ll lay out a clear game plan to protect your rights and future. The road ahead may be tough, but you don’t have to walk it alone. 1

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