Sex Trafficking Lawyer
About Kolsrud Law Office
Kolsrud Law Offices, an esteemed federal criminal defense firm, was founded in 2006 by Josh Kolsrud, a former state and federal prosecutor in Maricopa County, Arizona. Recognized for its award-winning services, the firm concentrates on providing defense to clients facing federal charges.
Key Services Include:
- Domestic Violence
- Assault on a Federal Officer
- Bank Robbery
- Bulk Cash Smuggling
- Counterfeit Money Charges
- Credit Card Fraud
- Cyber Crimes
- Drug Trafficking
- DUI Defense
- Federal Corporate Fraud
- Federal Firearms Crimes
- Human Trafficking Charges
- Identity Theft Charges
- Illegal Reentry Defense
- Possession of False Documents
- Sealing Criminal Records
- Sex Crimes
- Sex Trafficking
- White Collar Crimes
- Wire Fraud
- Workers Compensation
About Josh Kolsrud
Josh Kolsrud, the founding partner of Kolsrud Law Office, holds a distinct track record in combating sex trafficking, possessing comprehensive expertise developed through diverse roles in the legal field.
Beginning his career at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, he earned multiple "Attorney of the Month" awards for his impressive trial work. His robust reputation led to his recruitment by the Republic of Palau to lead a successful anti-human sex trafficking operation, saving hundreds of victims and significantly impacting the region's legal system.
Serving later as the Senior Trial Attorney for Coconino County, he handled high-profile cases, including sex crimes, further honing his skills. Josh’s contribution to combating sex trafficking is fortified by his overall accomplishments, which include accolades such as "The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense 2022" and the "Litigator of the Year 2022" award. His deep-rooted dedication to justice and proven capability in dealing with sex trafficking cases make him a strong criminal defender in Arizona.
About Sex Trafficking
Sex trafficking, a serious crime penalized under federal and Arizona state laws, involves compelling individuals into commercial sex acts through force, fraud, or coercion, with sterner penalties if the victim is under 18.
18 U.S. Code § 1591, which deals with sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion, is a particularly challenging area of law—the consequences of a conviction under 18 U.S. Code § 1591 are quite serious. Should the victim be under 14, the perpetrator could face a prison term from 15 years to life. However, if the victim falls within the age group of 14 to 17, the sentence could vary between 10 years and life imprisonment.
In addition to the federal law stipulated under 18 U.S. Code § 1591, Arizona has enacted its own legislation to combat sex trafficking. Specifically, the state law ARS § 13-3212 categorically criminalizes child sex trafficking, while adult sex trafficking is outlawed under ARS § 13-1307.
What can you expect from the Kolsrud Law Offices?
When you choose our law firm to represent you in your domestic violence case, you can rest assured that we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to defend your rights and protect your interests. We will work tirelessly to investigate the facts of your case, identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case, and build a strong defense that is tailored to the unique circumstances of your situation.
Our criminal defense team has a deep understanding of Arizona's domestic violence laws, as well as the strategies and tactics that are most effective in defending against these charges. If necessary, we will also fight for you in court, presenting a compelling and persuasive case to a judge or jury. Josh Kolsrud is a skilled trial lawyer who is not afraid to take on even the most challenging cases. We will aggressively advocate for your rights and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
CITIES WE SERVE
Kolsrud Law Office, an award-winning federal criminal defense firm, offers expert representation for clients charged with federal offenses. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the firm's legal expertise extends across a broad geographic span, including Tempe, Mesa, Yuma, Tucson, Glendale, Flagstaff, Nogales, Chandler, and Scottsdale.
Guided by Josh Kolsrud, a seasoned former prosecutor, the firm adopts a comprehensive, client-centric approach, handling a wide array of cases from sex trafficking to white-collar crimes. Kolsrud Law Office, leveraging deep knowledge of state and federal laws, proficiently handles the intricacies of each case, assuring excellent representation for clients across these cities.
The firm's proven record of successful defenses underscores its strategic approach and unwavering dedication to the interests of its clients. This broad reach of service, coupled with its proven expertise, positions Kolsrud Law Office as a preferred choice for federal criminal defense across Arizona.
As Arizona's bustling capital and largest city, Phoenix boasts a diverse population of over 1.7 million people, based on the 2020 census. This cosmopolitan city is enriched by a demographic composition of approximately 43% non-Hispanic white, 42% Hispanic or Latino, 6% African American, and 3% Asian.
The judicial structure in Phoenix incorporates both state and federal courts. At the state level, the Maricopa County Superior Court is a principal judicial entity acknowledged as one of the country's most expansive unified court systems. This court annually manages a substantial volume of cases, spanning many domains like criminal, civil, family, and juvenile law.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona administers justice for federal matters. Due to Arizona's proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border, this court is one of the busiest federal courts in the U.S. In 2021, it presided over 4,000 criminal and 3,000 civil cases.
When examining case outcomes, Arizona outpaced the national average conviction rate for federal offenses in 2019, at 89% against 84%. However, the overall felony conviction rate at the state level was around 67% in 2020, a figure mirrored by Maricopa County.
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Chandler, Arizona, hosts a population exceeding 250,000, marked by diverse demographics. As of the 2020 census, non-Hispanic white residents comprised approximately 62% of the population, with Hispanic or Latino making up 20%, Asians accounting for 9%, and African Americans representing 5%.
The judicial services in Chandler span municipal, state, and federal levels. The Chandler Municipal Court addresses traffic cases, misdemeanors, and city code violations. More severe offenses are processed by the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County, recognized as one of the nation's busiest court systems.
Federally, Chandler falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, one of the most active federal courts, owing to Arizona's location adjacent to the Mexico border.
While specific data for Chandler is sparse, it generally aligns with Maricopa County averages regarding case outcomes. For instance, in 2019, the federal conviction rate in Arizona stood at around 89%, surpassing the national average. On the other hand, Arizona's overall state-level felony conviction rate in 2020 was approximately 67%, consistent with Maricopa County's rates.
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Flagstaff, nestled in northern Arizona, is a culturally vibrant city housing roughly 75,000 inhabitants. As of the 2020 census, the city's demographics encompass around 73% non-Hispanic white, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Native American, and 1% African American.
Legal matters in Flagstaff are catered to across municipal, state, and federal courts. The Flagstaff Municipal Court, at the city level, oversees violations of city codes, misdemeanors, and traffic offenses. The Coconino County Superior Court adjudicates more severe crimes, the primary court of general jurisdiction that handles several civil and criminal cases, including sex trafficking charges.
Federally, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona serves Flagstaff. This court is one of the country's busiest federal courts due to Arizona's border proximity to Mexico.
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Located within the Phoenix metropolitan area, Glendale, Arizona, is a bustling city housing an estimated 250,000 residents. According to the 2020 census, the city demonstrates a demographic mix of approximately 50% non-Hispanic white, 37% Hispanic or Latino, 6% African American, and 4% Asian.
Glendale's judicial system is spread across municipal, state, and federal courts. The Glendale City Court, at the municipal level, primarily deals with misdemeanors, traffic-related offenses, and city ordinance violations. For more serious offenses, including sex trafficking, the Maricopa County Superior Court holds jurisdiction, making it one of the country's most voluminous unified court systems, dealing with a broad range of criminal, civil, family, and juvenile law cases.
Regarding federal matters, Glendale comes under the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, a court known for its heavy caseload due to Arizona's location on the U.S.-Mexico border.
While specific Glendale-centric data is not readily available, general trends in Arizona suggest a high conviction rate. 2019 Arizona reported a federal conviction rate of 89%, exceeding the national average. Regarding state-level felonies, Arizona demonstrated a strong legal process with an approximate 67% conviction rate in 2020.
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Mesa, located in Arizona, is the state's third-largest city, with an estimated population nearing half a million. The 2020 Census reports a diverse populace with approximately 60% non-Hispanic white, 27% Hispanic or Latino, 4% African American, and 2% Asian.
Regarding its judicial structure, Mesa Municipal Court manages local affairs such as misdemeanors, traffic infractions, and city ordinance violations. For serious offenses, including sex trafficking, the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County, recognized as one of the nation's busiest and most comprehensive unified court systems, comes into play.
For federal matters, Mesa falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, a court known for its high caseload due in part to Arizona's proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Although Mesa-specific data is limited, state-wide outcomes suggest a vigorous legal system. In 2019, Arizona reported a federal conviction rate of roughly 89%, exceeding the national average. With respect to state-level felonies, Arizona's conviction rate in 2020 hovered around 67%, demonstrating the state's rigorous legal process.
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Nogales, an Arizona border town nestled in Santa Cruz County, has a population of around 20,000. This city is distinctively diverse, with nearly 95% of residents identifying as Hispanic or Latino per the 2020 Census, marking it as one of the state's most predominantly Hispanic communities.
On the judicial front, the Nogales Municipal Court oversees misdemeanors, traffic infractions, and violations of city ordinances. For more serious offenses, including sex trafficking, the Santa Cruz County Superior Court is the governing entity, managing various criminal and civil cases.
Given Nogales' proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border, it also falls within the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. Known for its high caseload, this court is among the nation's busiest federal courts, managing many immigration and drug trafficking cases.
While specific case outcome statistics for Nogales are sparse, overall Arizona data can provide a glimpse into the local legal process. In 2019, Arizona noted a federal conviction rate of approximately 89%, exceeding the national average. At the state level, Arizona reported a felony conviction rate of around 67% in 2020, suggesting an effective and thorough legal system operating within the state.
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Scottsdale, a city within Arizona's Phoenix metropolitan area, is home to nearly 250,000 residents. Its demographic diversity, as per the 2020 Census, includes around 80% non-Hispanic white, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 3% Asian, and 2% African American inhabitants.
The Scottsdale City Court presides over misdemeanors, city code violations, and traffic cases. More serious crimes, including sex trafficking, are handled by the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County, recognized as one of the country's largest integrated court systems.
Scottsdale also falls under the purview of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona at the federal level. This court has a reputation for being one of the most active federal courts in the U.S., primarily due to Arizona's geographical location along the U.S.-Mexico border, leading to a high volume of cases.
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Tempe, Arizona, a thriving city in the Phoenix metropolitan area, hosts Arizona State University (ASU) with a population of around 190,000. The 2020 Census reveals a diverse demographic structure with 58% non-Hispanic white, 22% Hispanic or Latino, 7% African American, and 6% Asian.
The Tempe Municipal Court, responsible for handling misdemeanors, traffic violations, and city ordinance breaches, constitutes the local judicial system. For more serious offenses like sex trafficking, the city falls under the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County jurisdiction, one of the nation's largest integrated court systems.
Federally, Tempe is served by the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, a court known for its extensive caseload resulting from Arizona's border proximity with Mexico.
While Tempe-specific data is scarce, general Arizona case outcomes offer insight. In 2019, Arizona's federal conviction rate was around 89%, exceeding the national average. The statewide felony conviction rate was approximately 67% in 2020. The city's reputation related to sex trafficking is influenced by its demographic diversity, university hub, and diverse economic activities.
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Tucson, Arizona, known as the University of Arizona's home, is the state's second-largest city. As reported by the 2020 Census, Tucson's population of approximately 540,000 includes a demographic split of roughly 43% non-Hispanic white, 42% Hispanic or Latino, 5% African American, and 3% Asian.
The judicial system of Tucson encompasses the Tucson City Court, which handles misdemeanors, traffic incidents, and city code violations. For more severe offenses, such as sex trafficking, the Superior Court of Arizona in Pima County takes jurisdiction. This court is one of the country's most substantial unified judicial systems.
On the federal side, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona serves Tucson. This court frequently deals with many cases due to Arizona's location on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Positioned on the U.S.-Mexico border, Yuma, Arizona, is recognized for its desert climate and population of roughly 100,000 as per the 2020 Census, the city's demographic makeup is 50% Hispanic or Latino, 41% non-Hispanic white, 3% African American, and 2% Asian.
The Yuma Municipal Court presides over misdemeanors, traffic incidents, and city code infractions. For more severe offenses such as sex trafficking, jurisdiction lies with the Superior Court of Arizona in Yuma County, part of one of the largest unified court systems in the United States.
Regarding federal matters, Yuma is served by the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, known for its substantial caseload due to Arizona's border location with Mexico.
Specific conviction data for Yuma are not publicly accessible, but insight can be gained from Arizona's general figures. The state's federal conviction rate in 2019 stood at about 89%, exceeding the national average. Similarly, Arizona's state-level felony conviction rate in 2020 was around 67%. Given the city's substantial agricultural industry, predominantly lettuce production, the white-collar crime profile of Yuma has distinctive features linked to this sector.
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Why Choose Josh Kolsrud
With over 100 trials to his name, and years of experience as a state and federal prosecutor, Josh understands the law, the legal process, and your rights. Josh is also committed to representing every client with utmost integrity and dedication
Josh has prosecuted major crimes on the state and federal level, led a successful anti-human sex trafficking operation that saved lives, and argued before countless juries and justices for his clients
Josh is an expert in both Arizona and federal criminal law, and is ready to put that expertise to work for you.
As a prosecutor, Josh saw far too many defendants lose their livelihood due to poor representation. Josh will always give every client his complete attention and effort