top of page
Image by Mufid Majnun

Hazmat Attorneys

Hazmat defense lawyers


Hoffman Law has been defending clients in Franklin County environmental courts charged with transporting hazardous materials since 1984. Our office has defended thousands of clients to their satisfaction. We are known around Columbus and the surrounding counties as aggressive and experienced lawyers committed to serving clients from the point we meet until the final result. 

Clients charged with transporting hazardous materials in Columbus are being faced with a first-degree misdemeanor charge often along with a minor misdemeanor traffic violation charge such as a traffic control device charge or speeding charge.  

To review the actual charge in the Columbus Code of Ordinances, please click on this link:



Under the Columbus city statute relating to the transportation of hazmat materials, the violation is a misdemeanor of the first degree which could carry the following possible penalties: 

  1. Up to 180 days in jail; and/or

  2. A maximum fine in the amount of $1,000.   

If you have been charged with transporting hazmat materials in Columbus we highly recommend that you reach out to one of our attorneys to represent you on this matter. We are very experienced in dealing with these types of cases and will do our best to keep you on the roads with the best result possible. 

Criminal history of hazmat
violations and penalties in columbus

In 2011, a hazmat trucker was involved in a collision on I-270 that resulted in the death of the driver and 12 miles of I-270 being closed for 18 hours. Shortly after this collision, the Columbus City Counsel increased penalties for Columbus Hazmat haulers to first-degree misdemeanor offenses.  The severity of these charges was a clear response from the city specifically regarding the danger and risk of these incidents.


Our attorneys are well equipped with close to 40 years of experience representing clients in the Franklin County Municipal Courts and are able to provide you with a strong and competent defense. Reach out to our attorneys for a review of your case and an explanation of our legal services relating to hazmat violations in Columbus, Ohio. 

hazmat lawyers columbus ohio

Why hire an attorney to represent you on a hazmat violation?

  1. Keep you CDL License clean and protected. 

  2. Keep you CSA scores clean. 

Our attorneys understand the importance of keeping truck drivers' CDL licenses clean and protected and also keeping truck drivers' compliance, safety, and accountability scores (CSA scores) clean. Our attorney understand the potential impact that these charges could have on your career and know how to limit those potentially damaging consequences. This is a unique area of the law that we have taken the time to dive deep into and learn how to best defend our client's interests. We understand that lower CSA scores translate to more clients, lower insurance, and an overall more respected business. If you are a truck driver that is charged with hazmat violations in Columbus, Ohio, please reach out to discuss the details of how this could impact your insurance and/or CSA scores. 

bottom of page