Environmental Investigations Attorney

New Orleans, Louisiana

Federal law prohibits negligent, intentional or willful actions that harm the environment. Both individuals and corporations can be charged with environmental crimes.

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If you are charged with an environmental crime, you may also be charged with other crimes too, such as fraud or conspiracy. If you are under investigation for an environmental crime, it is essential that you retain an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Environmental laws are complex. Aside from the environmental crime allegations, environmental criminal cases may also include allegations that the defendant has not properly maintained records, or that this paperwork may constitute false statements or an obstruction of justice.

When you are up against the government in a complex criminal case, we can rapidly pull together the legal team and experts to your defense. Capitelli & Wicker is an established criminal law firm that represents clients throughout Louisiana in federal and state crimes.

Common Types of Environmental Crimes

The environment is protected by local, state, and federal laws. These laws are designed to protect the natural world, its resources, and the communities that depend upon them. Federal environmental crimes include, though are not limited to, the following, according to the EPA and the Office of the United States Attorneys:

  • Illegal transportation or disposal of hazardous or toxic waste or materials
  • Importing regulated chemicals into the U.S. without permission
  • Exporting hazardous materials into another country without that country’s permission
  • Tampering with drinking water
  • Illegal discharge of polluting materials into a U.S. water way
  • Violations of asbestos removal and disposal laws and regulations
  • Money laundering in regards to environmental violations
  • Mail or wire fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • Unlawful noise pollution
  • Air quality violations from manufacturing plants, energy production, etc.
  • Crimes against protected wildlife
  • Inhumane acts to animals (animal welfare crimes)
  • Worker safety crimes

Common Types of Environmental Crimes

The environment is protected by local, state, and federal laws. These laws are designed to protect the natural world, its resources, and the communities that depend upon them. Federal environmental crimes include, though are not limited to, the following, according to the EPA and the Office of the United States Attorneys:

  • Illegal transportation or disposal of hazardous or toxic waste or materials
  • Importing regulated chemicals into the U.S. without permission
  • Exporting hazardous materials into another country without that country’s permission
  • Tampering with drinking water
  • Illegal discharge of polluting materials into a U.S. water way
  • Violations of asbestos removal and disposal laws and regulations
  • Money laundering in regards to environmental violations
  • Mail or wire fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • Unlawful noise pollution
  • Air quality violations from manufacturing plants, energy production, etc.
  • Crimes against protected wildlife
  • Inhumane acts to animals (animal welfare crimes)
  • Worker safety crimes

Call a Trusted Louisiana Environmental Crime Law Firm Today

If you think that federal law enforcement is investigating you for environmental crimes or you have been formally indicted, it is critical to hire a defense attorney with experience in federal court as soon as possible. At Capitelli & Wicker, our defense lawyers are ready to answer questions, begin reviewing the evidence against you, and build your defense. We make ourselves personally available to you so that you understand what you’re facing, how the federal criminal process works, and much more.

Get in touch with us by either calling us at 504-582-2425 or scheduling a consultation online.

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