Environmental crimes involve the negligent, knowing, or willful violation of federal environmental law for which criminal liability may be imposed. Almost all of the major environmental regulations in the United States contain provisions that establish criminal liability under certain circumstances.
Examples of violations that constitute environmental crimes:
- Clean water act: knowingly or negligently violating this statute, endangerment, illegal discharge of pollutants into a water of the U.S., tampering with a drinking water supply.
- Clean air act: knowing violations.
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act: disposal of hazardous waste without a permit.
If you have been charged with a criminal violation of federal law regarding any environmental crimes, give the federal criminal defense lawyers at Arnold Law Firm a call. Put our experience to work for you. We can help with obtaining experts and other witnesses to muster a strong defense. In very scientific cases such as these, experts can be your best defense. We are experienced in both using experts to our client's advantage as well as discrediting the other side's expert to give you the best chance of success.