Federal Crime: Obscenity
and Trafficking Charges

Possession of Child Pornography

Production or Distribution of Child Pornography

Receipt of Child Pornography


If you are facing federal trafficking or obscenity charges, the Law Office of Steven Jumes can help.

We have extensive case knowledge in these areas and have the capacity to develop defense strategies that bring the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Trafficking and obscenity cases are aggressively prosecuted by the Federal government and come with severe sentencing penalties. That’s why it is important if you are facing charges in this area that you get a good federal criminal defense attorney fast.

Steven Jumes was a federal prosecutor who is now a leading defense attorney for those facing federal charges, including trafficking and obscenity charges. Mr. Jumes knows how the prosecution thinks and knows how to develop the best defense strategy to counter their actions.

To learn much more about how Steven Jumes can help you if you are facing trafficking and/or obscenity charges, call (817) 934-6636 or click here to schedule a free consultation.

About Federal Obscenity Charges

Obscenity laws generally prohibit the sale or distribution of obscene material, though the definition of what is considered obscene can vary widely from state to state. For example, what is considered obscene in Los Angeles or New York City can be much different than what is considered obscene in Dallas or Fort Worth.

So what is “obscene”?

The U.S. Supreme Court developed the Miller Test, in 1973, for answering that question. Their decision basically says three conditions must be met to have something be considered obscene. Those three conditions are:

  • Whether the “average person applying contemporary community standards” finds the whole work appealing to “prurient” interests.
  • Whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive manner, sexual conduct specifically defined in state law.
  • Whether the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.

Now within those conditions is a lot of gray area and a good federal criminal defense attorney can help you mount a defense that takes that gray area into consideration and helps you get the best possible outcome.

Within the obscenity category there are a variety of charges that can be filed, including:

  • Internet Pornography
  • Child Pornography

The truth is the mere accusation of a sex charge can devastate a person’s reputation and ultimately their life. Convictions come with severe prison sentences and if convicted you face lifetime registration as a sex offender.

That’s why your decision on who you will have represent you against obscenity charges is so important. You want someone with extensive experience and an impressive track record of results in this sensitive and highly challenging area – you want someone like attorney Steven Jumes.

He is an experienced, highly recognized attorney with all of the resources he needs to get the best possible results for you.

About Federal Trafficking Charges

The Mann Act, which was passed back in 1910, makes it a violation of federal law to transport an individual across state lines or to coerce an individual to travel across state lines for purposes of engaging in prostitution.

Federal prosecutors have been using this law ever since to punish those who engage in human trafficking. This is a serious crime with severe penalties.

If you are facing trafficking charges, you need a highly experienced, highly knowledge attorney like Steven Jumes on your side.

Mr. Jumes can help you gain a much clearer picture of your situation and will explain your legal options to you.

Since the Mann Act was passed, there have been three international treaties signed to stop human trafficking. Also, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) was enacted in October of 2000 – this is a comprehensive federal law which seeks to protect human trafficking victims.

The bottom line is the TVPA not only imposes harsh criminal penalties on those convicted of human trafficking, but it also makes human trafficking an offense that can be charged under the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute.

That means you can be ordered to pay restitution to victims of human trafficking and gives those victim’s the right to file civil charges against those accused of exploiting them.

This makes it even more imperative, if you are facing trafficking charges, that you get a good federal human trafficking lawyer to defend you.

Not only does Steven Jumes have trafficking case experience but he is also an expert in federal asset forfeiture and can help you protect your property and other assets from government seizure.

Here are just two of the many human trafficking offenses that can lead to lengthy prison sentences:

  • 18 U.S.C. Section 1583 imposes up to 20 years’ incarceration for anyone convicted of kidnapping someone to be sold into slavery, or enticing or persuading someone to go somewhere for the purposes of making that person a slave.
  • 18 U.S.C. Section 1584 imposes a penalty of 20 years imprisonment for anyone convicted of holding another person in involuntary servitude or selling another person into involuntary servitude. Anyone convicted of one of these offenses, in which death or serious bodily injury occurs, or if the offense involves kidnapping or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, the accused can face up to life in prison.


Again, if you are accused of human trafficking, it is important to understand the legal options you have for responding to these charges. Contact the Law Office of Steven Jumes today. Call (817) 934-6636 or click here to schedule a free consultation.

Mr. Jumes may be able to negotiate with prosecutors to reach a plea bargain to a lesser offense or even convince them to dismiss the charges against you. The first step to better understanding the options available to you for responding to and fighting these serious charges, is to call (817) 934-6636 or click here to schedule a free consultation now.

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