Skillful Criminal Defense For The Maritime Industry
Whether you are a vessel owner, a captain, a seaman or a maritime company owner, there may come a time when you need a criminal defense attorney. A conviction may destroy your reputation — or that of your company — as well as risk fines and incarceration.
From our office in St. Louis, Tonkin & Mondl, L.C., firmly defends both maritime and nonmaritime clients against criminal charges. Criminal allegations that involve maritime commerce or a body of water call for special legal knowledge, and we are proud of our successes in several areas of maritime law. We can pursue justice and freedom for you.
We Understand The Stakes In Complex Cases
There are many regulations and laws that vessel owners and maritime business owners must follow. Sometimes, a violation of these rules could lead to criminal charges.
Our legal team has the knowledge and resources to fully address complicated allegations, such as:
- Waterway pollution, including illegal bilge dumping and dock facility waste pollution
- Manslaughter or other criminal charges following a boat collision or onboard accident
- Smuggling, drug trafficking and human trafficking cases
- Financial and white collar crimes, including tax evasion, money laundering and fraud
- Unauthorized entry or illegal fishing
Attorney Richard McNelley is a former Missouri state public defender. His background in criminal law allows us to fully defend our clients throughout trial. Our team can represent you effectively.
Defense For Other Crimes At Sea
At Tonkin & Mondl, L.C., we also represent individuals who face charges of committing a crime on a cruise ship, recreational watercraft, barge or another vessel. We pair our unique experience with maritime and admiralty law with our knowledge of criminal law. Our attorneys can help you counter drug charges, violent criminal charges and other accusations of crimes that took place on the water.
Secure Your Rights With Our Experienced Defense Attorneys
Contact our law firm online or call 314-231-2794 to get a prompt consultation with our criminal defense lawyers. We will assess your situation and begin strategizing to protect your rights.