Federal law governs crimes aimed at protecting the environment. These laws are designed to protect the nation’s air, water and wildlife and prohibit negligent, intentional or willful actions that harm the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for investigating potential environmental crimes and the Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecute these offenses.
The Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act are examples of common statutes that form the basis for criminal indictments. Violations of these statutes include chemical spills, improper storage of toxic waste, illegal dumping, and air pollution. These cases can involve individual defendants as well as defendant corporations.
This area of the law is extremely complicated and complex. If you or one of your friends or family members was arrested and charged with an offense involving Environmental violations, it is critical to hire a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights and represent you in court.
If you believe that you are under investigation, have been subpoenaed before a grand jury or arrested and charged with a crime, contact us for a confidential consultation by phone at (215) 563-9800 or email at info@NeffSedacca.com.