Defending Clients Against Alleged Pollution And Hazardous Waste Violations
Businesses must comply with a host of state and federal environmental regulations. These regulations govern a wide range of conduct, including the safe disposal of toxic or hazardous waste and materials. Failure to comply with these regulations can lead to severe civil and even criminal sanctions. Further, negative press coverage of environmental violations can cause immeasurable damage to a company’s reputation.
If the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Justice (DOJ) or state officials are investigating your company, it is imperative to work with knowledgeable legal counsel. For years, individuals and corporations across Florida and beyond have placed their trust in Mark O’Brien of O’Brien Hatfield, P.A..
Seeking An Effective Resolution To Environmental Crime Allegations
Our Florida environmental crimes lawyers are able to take on all types of allegations, including:
- Illegal dumping of hazardous materials (medical waste, car parts, etc.)
- Groundwater or soil contamination
- Air pollution
When law enforcement agents investigate environmental crimes, they will frequently attempt to pit employees of a corporation against its directors and officers. Basically, the government will attempt to use leverage against an employee suspected of wrongdoing to implicate others in the company. Our law firm represents either individuals or corporations facing these accusations. We will take a strategic approach to minimize the potential civil and criminal penalties, as well as any media fallout that could arise from an investigation.
The earlier our attorneys become involved in your defense, the more options will be available. We will look closely at the potential advantages and disadvantages of every course of action and will work diligently to guide you or your company through the legal process.