The storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste products are highly regulated by the federal government. The failure to comply with these regulations can result in civil liability and even criminal charges. The Cogdell Law Firm, defends individuals and corporations charged with a variety of environmental crimes. Much of our work in this area of law involves defending clients who work in the oil industry.
Defense Attorney for EPA Investigations
The current administration investigates and prosecutes environmental cases more aggressively than previous administrations. When a company is the target of an environmental investigation, EPA investigators and law enforcement agents often attempt to employ extreme measures to build evidence of what they perceive to be criminal activity. These actions can include targeting employees such as truck drivers and storage tank operators to glean information from them. The interviewing tactics used are often intimidating and can be designed to frighten the individuals under questioning. Many are made to believe that they are personally going to go to prison for environmental crimes, even when they have little to no legitimate exposure, simply to coerce them into providing information against employers.
EPA Violations Defense Attorney Who Will Fight for Your Rights
The Cogdell Law Firm, does not stand for this kind of abuse, coercion and mistreatment. If you or one of your employees was misled into making statements that led to criminal charges, or may lead to charges, seek experienced legal representation immediately. Dan Cogdell has nearly 30 years of experience defending individuals against serious criminal allegations. He has significant experience in this field, and has represented clients ranging from lower level employees to business owners to members of middle management to executives and directors.
Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Texas and the United States
If you believe that your company is under investigation by the EPA or if an employee has already made a potentially damaging statement, act quickly. Contact The Cogdell Law Firm. To arrange a consultation with an experienced Houston environmental crime defense attorney, call 713-426-2244 or contact us online.