Defense of Client in Contested Sentencing Proceeding
Successfully defended the president of an engineering consulting firm and his company in a contested sentencing proceeding in a criminal environmental case in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sought substantial jail time plus fines and restitution in a Clean Water Act prosecution. The Court accepted defense arguments and sentenced the client to time served with a three-year period of probation and no fine or restitution. The company received a five-year probationary term and a $10,000 fine, a fraction of the amount sought, and no restitution.