Was Your Business Charged With Environmental Fraud?
If you are facing charges involving environmental fraud or other environmental crimes in Louisiana, it is important to hire an attorney who can provide proactive and effective criminal defense representation. Call 225-366-9961 for a free initial consultation with a lawyer from Steven J. Moore, LLC, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
When a business engages in practices that violate state or federal environmental laws, the corporate officers, business owners or other key employees of the business may be held civilly responsible — and also criminally responsible.
The Sorts Of Environmental Charges You May Face
Businesses and business professionals may face investigations or criminal charges related to:
- Illegal dumping of hazardous waste
- Violation of pollutant emission standards
- Illegal groundwater contamination
- Operating with falsified permits
- Other violations of state or federal environmental laws
With the nation’s increased awareness to protect the environment, prosecution efforts against violators of environmental laws have also increased. Government agencies — such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Environmental Crimes Section of the Environmental and Natural Resource Division — can attempt to resolve environmental violations at the administrative level or refer cases to the district attorney for criminal prosecution. We get involved immediately and attempt to resolve the issue before criminal charges are ever pursued.
Contact A Knowledgeable Environmental Crime Defense Lawyer
Whether you have received a notice of violation, have received an administrative warning of an environmental law violation or have been charged for an environmental crime, talk to an experienced attorney about your rights. Contact our office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to schedule a free confidential consultation.
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