To get a conviction, prosecutors must prove specific acts that violate federal laws
Manufacturers, businesses and even real estate developers may find themselves the target of a criminal investigation if the EPA determines certain regulations and laws were violated.
Typically, criminal charges are brought if state or federal agents believe executives or managers intentionally sought to dispose of toxic materials in violation of EPA regulations or commit other environmental crimes through fraud, intimidation or illegal dumping.
Defendants facing environmental crime charges may obtain a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony against others.
Sometimes, that testimony is not truthful but is given to try to save themselves from prison. As a result, innocent individuals or business professionals may face allegations that are false.
It’s not uncommon for prosecutors to level conspiracy charges in environmental law violations cases
Having an experienced attorney proactively uncover all favorable and mitigating facts can make a significant impact on your case
Dan Guthrie will work swiftly to try to prevent a grand jury indictment.
If you or your company is currently under investigation or if you have been formally charged with an environmental law violation, contact Dan Guthrie today.
Criminal Violations of Environmental Regulations
Dan Guthrie counsels and defends clients charged with or under investigation for criminal violations of environmental law, ranging from contamination of water allegations, to violations involving chemical spills or high radiation levels and also including:
- CERCLA violations
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) violations
- Violations of the Environmental Quality Improvement Act
- Violations of the Clean Water Act, including drinking water violations
- Violations of the Clean Air Act
- Illegal dumping of chemicals
- Covering up soil contamination with heavy metals
- Release of toxic substances into the air
- Destruction of wetlands
- Falsifying research data to comply with environmental regulations
- Bribery of governmental and agency officials