Potentially, yes. This crime is a felony. There are various aggravating factors that will play into your case. Beyond the monetary element mentioned above, any of the following can affect you:

  • How many undocumented aliens is it alleged were in your vehicle?
  • Did anyone suffer a physical or serious physical injury or was anyone’s life in jeopardy?
  • Is it alleged that you did this before?
  • How much money did you stand to receive or actually receive?

Any number of the above circumstances will affect your sentence if convicted.