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Skilled Representation In Environmental Crimes

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At the Troy, Michigan, Law Office of John Freeman, we defend companies alleged to have violated environmental laws in the disposal of hazardous materials, companies alleged to have engaged in fraudulent billing in government contracts for toxic clean-up and waste disposal, and government employees accused of corruption and conspiracy in the awarding of environmental contracts.

Many federal agencies have a law enforcement arm. Defending against charges of an environmental crime requires the help of a lawyer who understands how government agencies operate — the EPA, the State Department of Environmental Quality, the Fish and Wildlife Agency, and others.

With more than 25 years of criminal law experience, as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney in both state and federal criminal cases, Michigan environmental crimes attorney John Freeman understands how federal and state cases are investigated and prosecuted.

When you need a strong defense, contact Detroit defense attorney John Freeman or call us toll free at 866-720-3708 for a free initial phone consultation. From our offices in Troy, Michigan, we represent clients in federal and state courts from Cheboygan to Detroit, Kalamazoo to Alpena.

Government Contract Fraud and Bribery Charges in Detroit

The government is one of the primary funders of environmental efforts through the granting of government contracts. With tight state budgets, government agencies are keeping closer tabs on expenses and law enforcement is being more vigorous about investigating questionable activities, including:

  • Overestimating a toxic waste site in order to overbill for cleanup
  • Seemingly unfair granting of government contracts, possibly resulting from bribery, kickbacks or corruption of a government employee
  • Safety failures calling into question whether proper environmental protections were in place and whether government inspectors were doing their jobs

When an environmental disaster occurs, such as the poisoning of an area’s water supply causing illness, or a pipeline leak or break causing property damage, not only do companies face the heat of government scrutiny, they also face a hostile public.

A Confident and Media-Savvy Defense Attorney

During his tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, Mr. Freeman prosecuted many serious felony cases. He is often asked by the media to comment on high-profile cases. If negative publicity is a consideration in your case, you can be assured that attorney Freeman will handle media relations with tact and good judgment.

Contact A Defense Lawyer Who Uses A Calculated Approach

For a free initial phone consultation with the Law Office of John Freeman, call 866-720-3708 toll free or send us an e-mail. In an emergency, call 313-330-2653 at any time of day.

What Our Clients Say

“I would recommend Mr. Freeman’s legal services to anyone! He is the perfect combination you want for your attorney, aggressive (when need be), timely, will listen to his client, and very persistent!” – Anonymous 2/11

“I would like to pass along some good news, I found out today that I will keep my job… There’s no doubt in my mind your hard work helped make that possible. Thanks for all you do and continue to fight the good fight.” – N.E. 6/19/18

“I went in for sentencing, and was given 2 years probation with no jail time. Mr. Freeman saved my life, and kept me a free man. I strongly suggest you call him, it will be the most important phone call you can make…” – Anonymous 2/11

“Mr. Freeman sets a bar that all other lawyers should aspire to. He is an expert in the field of law and his execution of client care exemplifies that. – Chris C. 9/10

“One of the things I appreciated the most about Mr. Freeman’s services is that he was honest telling what could and could not happen. He did an A1 job.” – F.T. 9/6/17