Environmental Crimes

The criminal defense attorneys at Odom & Davis have over 30 years of experience in defending against environmental crimes
The United States Congress passes various laws that are aimed at protecting our environment, mostly surrounding our nation’s water, air, and animals.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for investigating potential environmental crimes.  Once their investigation has concluded, a person or corporation could be criminally prosecuted by the Department of Justice on top of any civil damage penalties that are levied.

Environmental Crimes Law Firm

Common statutes for prosecution of environmental crimes include the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Clean Air Act.  These three statutes are the basis for the majority of environmental criminal indictments.  Violations under these statutes include cases involving oil spills, asbestos removal, failure to properly dispose of hazardous waste, discharging pollutants into water, and tampering with the drinking supply.

Environmental cases are unique to the federal system as they often involve defendant individuals as well as defendant corporations.  In this way, they are much like other white collar criminal cases from investigation through prosecution, and offer unique defenses that are not found in other areas of federal law.  A person or corporation accused of an environmental crime needs to hire a criminal defense lawyer that has experience in handling EPA investigators and dealing with the unique standards involved in environmental crimes.

Odom & Davis

The environmental crimes lawyers at Odom & Davis have over 30 years of experience in dealing with violations of the environmental laws that are passed by Congress.  Our criminal defense attorneys have represented both individuals and corporations that are facing federal criminal prosecution for environmental crimes, including British Petroleum in the 2005 refinery explosion in Texas City and Black Elk Energy following an explosion on their West Delta platform in 2012.  We understand how to handle these cases prior to indictment in order to give you the best chance at foregoing criminal charges.  However, if the government does file charges you can count on our criminal defense trial attorneys to build an effective defense based on the facts of your case.

The attorneys at Odom & Davis we will work to insure that you are placed in the best position possible at the resolution of your case.

Contact one of our Houston criminal defense attorneys today to get started on your case.

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