For nearly ten years Jessica was the victim of sex trafficking. She survived trafficking, torture, severe punishments, threats, physical emotional and mental abuse, and extreme traumas. Throughout her victimization, Jessica was forced to commit criminal acts for her trafficker. If she refused, Jessica was beaten and tortured. Because of the abuse and coercion, she would eventually do as she was instructed. On multiple occasions she was arrested for these crimes, resulting in a criminal record that spanned several years.
She spent years overcoming the horrors she endured. She bravely assisted prosecutors in the prosecution of the trafficker. Throughout this time, she began to heal and move forward. Jessica’s resilience and strength would not be defeated by her past victimization. Jessica now has a beautiful family and lives in a safe home. However, her criminal record continued to haunt and prohibit her from fully moving on and starting the next chapter in her life. Jessica came to Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida to seek legal assistance with expunging her criminal record.
With the assistance of our specialized Human Trafficking attorney, Jessica was able to expunge her criminal record.
Jessica is thrilled and relieved with the results of her case and the opportunity for a fresh start. She is now in the midst of applying to colleges to pursue a career helping others!
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