International Criminal Defense Attorney, David J. Joffe focuses on criminal defense of persons accused of white collar crimes, including international crimes. David J. Joffe has personally represented clients in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Philippines, the Middle East and many Central, South American and Caribbean countries, including Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Honduras, Paraguay, Panama, Mexico, the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Virgin Islands, Martinique, Dominican Republic and Haiti. Call today for a confidential consultation.
International crimes generally fall into two categories: criminal offenses against the world community, including acts of terrorism or war that threaten world order and security, crimes against humanity (including human trafficking), and genocide; or transnational criminal acts, including arms and drug trafficking, money laundering, financial crimes (including tax crimes), internet crime, organized crime, apprehending fugitives, intellectual property piracy, antiquities and artifacts theft/trade, endangered species trade and willful damage to the environment.
Drug trafficking is the most common international crime. The DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) enforces laws pertaining to drug crimes under the Controlled Substances Act, see 21 U.S.C. § 841, et. seq. The penalties for a drug trafficking conviction will depend upon the drug being trafficked, the quantity, and the number of prior convictions, if any.
U.S. government estimates indicate that 800,000 to 900,000 victims are trafficked globally each year in a growing human trafficking problem. Some 17,500 to 18,500 of those are trafficked into the United States. The Department of Justice prosecutes human traffickers under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, 22 U.S.C. § 7101, et. seq., whether the victims were smuggled for sexual exploitation, or to work as agricultural, sweat shop workers, or domestic servants. Under federal law, human traffickers may be prosecuted even where nonviolent coercion is used to force victims to work in the belief they would be subject to serious harm. Some states have their own laws pertaining to human trafficking, including the state of Florida, where human trafficking offenses constitute first and second degree felonies.
If you or someone you know is involved in an international crime, drug trafficking, or human trafficking investigation, it is crucial that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney at Joffe Law.
Call or contact Joffe Law today at 954.723.0007 for a Confidential Consultation regarding your case.
Joffe Law, PA
Miami Criminal Attorney
Representative case results include:
Latest Verdict: Trial attorney David Joffe is granted an acquittal for his client who was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted in a federal drug importation case
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys.
David J. Joffe obtains not guilty jury verdict in federal drug case in forty (40) minutes after one (1) day trial. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
Defendant was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented defendant on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and defendant was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced defendant to non-reporting probation.
State Attorney dismissed marijuana possession case after reading one motion detailing improper search and seizure.
Male Charged with Mortgage Fraud Gets No Prison Time
Miami: 29 defendants charged in drug importation and credit card scheme and only ONE goes free! His attorney was David J Joffe!
20 year old female Gets Reduced Sentence for Drug Charge
Charges Dismissed on Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer
Ex-banker not charged with theft of goods through interstate commerce
Florida criminal defense lawyer, David J. Joffe successfully reduces sentence of Colombian crew men on freighter with two tons of cocaine