Environmental criminal law is increasingly attracting more attention now the protection of the environment gains (political) ground. Companies and individuals are being prosecuted for environmental offences ever more frequently. Dutch environmental criminal law is nevertheless a very specialised sector of the Dutch criminal law, having its roots in an abundance of laws, guidelines and directives.
MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ), attorney at law, has a great deal of expertise to offer adequate legal assistance within the Dutch Environmental Criminal Law. We assist suspects during questioning by the Police (or Human Environment Transport Inspectorate), provide support during searches, maintain contact with the Police (or Human Environment Transport Inspectorate) and the public prosecutor and seek possibilities to close the criminal prosecution, preferably without having to go to trial.