Legal Support For Environmental Law Violation Charges
Environmental laws are ever-changing, making it difficult for businesses to keep up. Even a small error can result in business leaders and other stakeholders facing an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The charges for environmental hazards can be steep. Additionally, business leaders can face additional reputational damage, as society places more emphasis on eco-friendly business practices.
When the stakes are this high, you need a professional who knows how to handle these issues. Attorney Dan C. Guthrie Jr. from Law Offices of Dan C. Guthrie, Jr., has been helping business leaders like you navigate charges from federal agencies like the EPA for more than three decades. His understanding of their interests and motivations can help you handle this dispute effectively and privately.
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, 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
These issues can seem difficult to defend. However, with the high criminal and reputational penalties, it’s important to seek counsel with experience defending clients in these scenarios.
Manufacturers, Businesses And Real Estate Developers Can All Be Targets Of EPA Criminal Investigations
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. Environmental hazards can be caused by numerous, complex factors and placing blame on one individual or organization can seem counterintuitive. However, when dealing with a government agency like the EPA, they are often looking for any information they can get to create a story and blame someone for the issue.
If you’re contacted by the EPA or another federal government agency, remember your rights and don’t say anything until you have an attorney present. Mr. Guthrie can help you at a moment’s notice. Call 214-730-4845 to contact him today.
Defendants May Seek Reduced Sentences 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 violation cases.
Having an experienced attorney proactively uncover all favorable and mitigating facts can significantly impact your case.
Dan C. Guthrie Jr. Will Work Diligently To Prevent An Indictment
If you or your company is under investigation or have been formally charged with an environmental law violation, you don’t have to endure any investigation or criminal prosecution alone. Work with an experienced white collar criminal defense lawyer like Mr. Guthrie. Schedule an initial consultation with him today by calling 214-730-4845 or completing the firm’s online contact form.