Environmental law violations are any act in violation of state or
federal environmental laws, such as the illegal dumping of a toxic substance
into the water or soil, which pose a significant threat of harm to people,
property, or the environment.
Federal and state agencies rely on frameworks established by sweeping federal and state enactments, including the National Environmental Policy Act, Environmental Quality Improvement Act, Environmental Education Act, and many other specific statutes aimed at protecting the interests of the environment.
Specific laws protect the air, water, wildlife, endangered species, forests, climate, energy, and oceans. Other statutes are aimed to curb the illegal use of pesticides and insecticides, dumping of solid and toxic wastes, and to protect established environmental resource policy.
The Department of Justice, on behalf of the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), prosecutes violations of environmental law. States may also have their own environmental protection agencies that operate to issue and enforce environmental protection laws and rules at the state level. The federal and state EPAs can also separately issue sanctions for violations of the law without the involvement of the Department of Justice.
Environmental law violators are usually hit with criminal fines, probation, jail time, or a combination of these penalties. If you or someone you know is involved in an environmental law violation case and wants to know the options available, consult an experienced criminal defense attorney at Joffe Law.
Joffe Law, PA
Miami Criminal Attorney
Representative case results include:
Latest Verdict: Trial attorney David Joffe is granted an acquittal for his client who was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted in a federal drug importation case
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys.
David J. Joffe obtains not guilty jury verdict in federal drug case in forty (40) minutes after one (1) day trial. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
Defendant was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented defendant on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and defendant was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced defendant to non-reporting probation.
State Attorney dismissed marijuana possession case after reading one motion detailing improper search and seizure.
Male Charged with Mortgage Fraud Gets No Prison Time
Miami: 29 defendants charged in drug importation and credit card scheme and only ONE goes free! His attorney was David J Joffe!
20 year old female Gets Reduced Sentence for Drug Charge
Charges Dismissed on Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer
Ex-banker not charged with theft of goods through interstate commerce
Florida criminal defense lawyer, David J. Joffe successfully reduces sentence of Colombian crew men on freighter with two tons of cocaine