Kevin Stockstill Criminal Defense

Environmental Crimes

Many businesses deal with hazardous materials every day. There are many state and federal regulations regarding the safe handling of such materials such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Violating these laws can cause your business, yourself or your employees to be subject to consequences for those violations.

In Louisiana, oil and gas are major industries that contribute greatly to our economy. Drilling operations and refineries deal with the extraction and processing of crude oil. The extraction process utilizes various regulated materials apart from the oil itself. The refining process creates emissions that are governed by various federal acts.

Beyond the oil and gas industry, smaller businesses such as dry cleaners can find themselves facing consequences related to the handling of hazardous materials.

No matter what size business you are a part of or what role you play, if you find yourself or your business facing charges of having violated an environmental regulation you need to begin preparing a strong defense that understands the complexity of such charges.