Those who have been charged with environmental crimes or feel that charges are impending should hire a skilled criminal defense attorney to protect their legal rights. Even if his employee is the one who committed the offense, a person may nonetheless be held responsible for the crime and suffer from criminal and civil penalties.
Types of Environmental Crimes
Environmental crimes can cover a large variety of infractions. The following are some of the most common environmental crimes:
- Illegal disposal of hazardous waste
- Water, air or ground pollution
- Wrongful dumping of oil or gas in sewage systems
- Contamination of groundwater
- Unlawful transportation of hazardous substances
- Inadequate storage of toxic substances
- Chemical spills
- Toxic drainage
An environmental crime conviction can really hurt a business owner’s reputation and finances. Penalties can consist of incarceration and the sanction of substantial fines. Before discussing your case with the government, take the proactive step of consulting with an experienced environmental crimes lawyer like James Alston.
James Alston can help you if you have been charged with violating federal laws, such as the Clean Air Act or the Clean Water Act. He can also assist you with issues concerning the Environmental Protection Agency and other state and federal regulatory agencies. Many times, business owners are not aware of the actions that employees personally undertook and should not be held liable when an element of the crime is actual knowledge of the events that led to the charges being lodged against the business. Mr. Alston will investigate your case thoroughly and defend you aggressively inside and outside court in order to protect your freedom and your professional reputation.
Contact an Environmental Crimes Lawyer
If you have been charged with an environmental crime, your business is currently under investigation or you recently learned of a violation made by one of your employees, James Alston is there for you when you need him. Mr. Alston is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has practiced criminal law for over 16 years and has numerous environmental crimes cases. He will use his vast knowledge and experience to protect your rights. Please call the Law Office of James Alston today.
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