As research provides new information regarding the effects of pollution on the environment, state and federal government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, have increased efforts to investigate and prosecute environmental crimes.
The Law Offices of Arthur Thomas Donato, a white collar crime defense firm based in Southeastern Pennsylvania, provides comprehensive representation to individuals and businesses facing investigation of environmental offenses. With a proactive approach, founding partner Arthur Thomas Donato guides clients through complex legal issues with personal service and attention to detail.
Representation For Environmental Investigations
While many environmental violations are subject to only civil charges, criminal charges are often brought for allegations of deliberate or egregious violations of environmental laws or regulations. These charges may carry severe punishments, including significant prison sentences and multimillion-dollar fines.
With more than 30 years of experience, defense lawyer Arthur Thomas Donato has the skill necessary to represent individuals and businesses suspected of a variety of environmental crimes, including:
- Illegal toxic dumping
- Improper disposal of hazardous waste
- Spills involving chemicals and toxic substances
- Air quality violations
- Water drainage violations
At the first indication of an investigation by a government agency, Arthur Thomas Donato begins working with clients to conduct an independent investigation, ensuring that he has the necessary information to craft a persuasive defense. He works diligently to prevent charges from being filed, advises clients on their rights during investigations and grand jury proceedings, negotiates on their behalf and is also an aggressive advocate at trial.
Contact A Pennsylvania Ground Water Contamination Attorney
To schedule an initial consultation with an experienced Media, Pennsylvania, environmental violations defense attorney, contact the Law Offices of Arthur Thomas Donato at 484-441-6318.