According to the New York Times there have been less than 18 arrests under New York State’s human trafficking law, which took effect in 2007. Those arrests have resulted in even fewer prosecutions; there are currently less than 5 pending prosecutions across the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx combined.
In terms of experience in this emerging area of law, Pappalardo & Pappalardo stands alone. The firm is currently handling the first- and to this point- the only human trafficking case of its kind in Westchester County. In addition to taking advantage of educational opportunities such as human trafficking seminars conducted by law enforcement and experts in the field, Pappalardo & Pappalardo brings over 50 years of general criminal defense expertise to its cases. This makes Pappalardo & Pappalardo the obvious choice for representation in any rapidly developing area of criminal law.