Unlawfully Transporting Aliens
What Must The Prosecutor Prove In A Case of Unlawful Transportation of Aliens?
In order to prove a defendant is guilty of Unlawful Transportation of Aliens, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:
- An alien entered or remained in the United States in violation of law;
- The defendant knew or recklessly disregarded the fact that the alien was in the United States in violation of the law; and
- The defendant transported the alien within the United States to further the alien’s unlawful presence; and
- The defendant’s motive was commercial advantage or private financial gain.
What are the Penalties for the federal offense of Unlawfully Transporting Aliens?
The maximum punishment is 10 years prison for each alien transported.
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