Environmental Crime Charges Defense Attorney in Columbus
Find Felony Defense for Environmental Crimes to Protect Yourself or Your Business
Violation of environmental laws can result in criminal charges brought by state and/or federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) or the Department of Justice (DOJ). It is important to take action as soon as you are charged or think you may be charged.
At the Scott and Nolder Law Firm, we represent corporations, organizations and individuals charged with environmental crimes. We provide a thorough, aggressive defense as we attempt to keep the investigation from interfering with your business or ruining your reputation.
We Fight the Government on Your Behalf
To get a conviction, the prosecution must prove negligent, knowing or willful violations of environmental laws. Mistakes and accidental violations are not crimes. In some cases, environmental charges coincide with additional related charges, such as making false statements, conspiracy, mail or wire fraud, or money laundering.
We can defend against state and federal criminal charges for issues such as:
• Hazardous material spills
• Toxic waste disposal
• Illegal discharge or deposit of any kind of refuse
• Misuse of pesticides
• Improperly removing and disposing of asbestos or toxic material
• Making false statements to the EPA
• Violation of the Clean Air Act or Clean Water Act
• Violation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
• Transporting or improperly storing hazardous waste without a permit
A conviction can result in severe penalties, such as large fines and jail or prison sentences. Do not wait. Speak with an experienced environmental defense lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights and your future.