At The Justice Firm, we realize that those convicted of environmental crimes in California face serious criminal penalties. Our objective is to provide our clients with outstanding legal guidance and representation, always working toward positive results. We aggressively fight for your rights, helping you avoid negative consequences including jail/prison time, substantial fines, and even monitoring by the government.
Some of the most common environmental crimes in the state include:
- Contamination of groundwater
- Illegal dumping
- Violation of state/federal compliance and regulation requirements
- Unauthorized development
- Chemical spills and explosions
- Toxic spills
- Asbestos violations
As seasoned criminal defense attorneys handling all types of cases, we are highly familiar with state and federal environmental legislation and policies including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act), TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act), Safe Drinking Water Act, and more. We urge those who have been accused of an environmental crime to contact our office today.California Criminal Penalties for Environmental Crimes
The penalties an individual may face if convicted of a criminal offense related to environmental issues vary, and depend on a number of factors including the actual offense, your criminal history, and more. It is not unusual for a conviction to results in punishment which includes decades in prison, and thousands or even millions of dollars in fines. Today, law makers have made the environment and pollution top priorities; this means that the penalties for a conviction have only become harsher over the years. If you are a business owner, a conviction could mean not only substantial fines and penalties, but forfeiture action as well. Regardless of the criminal penalties, a conviction could result in damage to your career, reputation, or possibly family relationships.Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers
Our highly skilled criminal defense attorneys have successfully represented clients accused of committing environmental and industrial crimes, and those charged with violating hazardous material laws. We understand the complexity of these types of issues, and the negative impact a conviction may have not only on a business owner/individual, but on your reputation and actual business as well. We have enjoyed a long history and positive track record in defending allegations of environmental crimes. Unlike many criminal defense lawyers, we do not simply walk our clients through a plea deal; we vigorously investigate the charges, determine all possible legal options, and work to develop a strong defense strategy.Contact The Justice Firm now
When charged with environmental crimes, it is critical to obtain the support of a qualified criminal defense attorney. We will work vigorously to fight the charge against you, so that the harsh penalties and consequences of a conviction may be avoided. It is important that you take action quickly, as often times charges are brought in the first few hours or days following an arrest. We urge you to let us negotiate with prosecutors and police early on, as it may be possible to avoid charges altogether. If not, we are aggressive and capable inside the court room, and will put all of our skill, experience, and knowledge to work in order to secure a good outcome. Contact us immediately, or call 310-914-2444 for a free consultation regarding your case.