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Environmental criminal law

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Kanzlei Dr Schmitz lawyers provide expert professional advice and representation to companies and individuals in the field of environmental crime. Environmental crime involves offences such as water and soil pollution as well as the illicit disposal of hazardous waste. Companies frequently find themselves the object of criminal investigations after an industrial accident. Serious environmental pollution can result if someone forgets to switch off a valve or if hazardous waste is improperly disposed of. Companies may also discover when demolishing old buildings that they have an asbestos problem, for example, but fail to dispose of it promptly and in the proper way. All such cases are investigated to determine the cause of misconduct and such investigations can result in criminal investigations being launched against a company’s managing bodies.

Kanzlei Dr. Schmitz lawyers are often called in as soon as search measures are taken. They can support the company or advise employees who are witnesses.
Ultimately, the aim is to protect companies and management bodies against further losses. This applies to both potential fines against the company and the risk of criminal sentencing. Both of these must be avoided. Internal company structures need to be scrutinised with regard to compliance issues and it may be necessary to restructure particular areas of work.

We look forward to supporting you!

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