Tacoma Environmental Crimes Defense Lawyers
Types of Environmental Crimes
These federal laws that govern these kinds of crimes are very complex and require an attorney well-versed in both the laws, the federal agencies that protect and prosecute them, and the federal court system.
Environmental crimes generally fall under federal laws, including, but not limited to:
- The Clean Water Act
- The Clean Air Act
- The Resource and Conservation Act
- The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
Examples of crimes that fall under environmental law include illegal dumping of waste into lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans, oil spills, excessive emissions seepage, unapproved septic systems, cutting down protected trees, burning garbage, destroying wetlands, and more.
Penalties for environmental crimes can include heavy fines, jail time, and probation. These penalties will be based on the nature and extent of the violation, prior criminal history, and other pertinent facts unique to the case.
Legal Support in an Environmental Crime Case
If you are being investigated for or have been charged with an environmental crime, it is extremely important that you seek representation from a law firm experienced in this field; environmental crimes generally involve federal agencies and thus prosecution in federal courts.
Our experience includes acting as trial lawyers in numerous federal court criminal cases throughout many states in the west, handling high-profile cases that included navigating media coverage. We are always sensitive to the privacy needs of our clients as well as focusing on protecting your legal rights and fighting to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
At Hester Law Group, we will ensure that your questions are answered and that you understand the ramifications of your situation. This may be your first time dealing with the justice system and we can provide realistic expectations as your case moves forward along with legal tactics based on your needs and goals. Throughout the duration of your case, our firm will be by your side at every stage of the legal process providing you with the support and counsel you need.
Talk to a Tacoma environmental crimes defense attorney at (253) 300-3034.
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