Environmental Criminal Law
"Nature has become a term of combat."
(Matthias Matussek in west.art.)
Since its introduction into the German Penal Code in 1980, and the subsequent inclusion of environmental protection as a constitutionally standardized state goal, environmental criminal law has steadily increased in importance. The "new awareness" awakened in society has also lead to a clear sensitisation of law enforcement bodies and, in turn, to a steady increase in investigations in the field of environmental criminal law.
Due to the increasing importance of environmental criminal law, our firm's experts regularly defend clients in environmental criminal proceedings and therefore have a high level of expertise and experience. Environmental criminal law is a type of so-called annex criminal law. Questions of criminal liability in particular can usually only be answered with the help of administrative norms and following administrative proceedings. For this reason, it is often necessary to cooperate closely with administrative law firms specialising in environmental law. Conversely, even specialists in environmental law reach the limits of their competence at an early stage in criminal proceedings, since professional defence requires the assessment of substantive criminal law aspects and expertise in criminal trials.
verte|rechtsanwälte guarantee effective criminal defence in environmental criminal cases through particularly good networking and proven cooperation.