Defense Against Environmental Protection Law Violations
A violation of environmental regulations can lead to heavy fines and cleanup costs for a corporation and its employees. Beyond these civil penalties, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and other environmental laws include criminal penalties for certain violations. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its state counterpart, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), may seek criminal punishment for environmental misconduct.
The law office of James E. Boren works in conjunction with civil attorneys to provide comprehensive defense for individuals and companies accused of violating environmental protection laws.
We have assisted large corporations and their officers and employees in environmental investigations. These investigations may target anyone involved with the violation or alleged misconduct, including plant managers, operations managers, environmental compliance officers, operators, plant workers, even up to the CEO and members of the board of directors.
Our office has handled environmental safety violations ranging from discharging wastewater improperly and hazardous waste mishandling, to improper treatment of sewer discharge and placing solid waste too close to a navigable waterway. Environmental laws impose criminal and civil penalties for a wide range of misconduct.
If you have been accused of or are under investigation for an environmental protection law violation, you need an experienced Louisiana criminal defense attorney to help you. We have over 40 years of experience helping people who need a criminal defense and environmental protection lawyer. We team our criminal defense practice with knowledgeable civil attorneys to protect companies and their employees in parallel proceedings regarding environmental protection law.
Contact an environmental protection lawyer at our office today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case with principal attorney James Boren.