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Calculated Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste Charges in Illinois

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The crime of Calculated Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste in Illinois is defined by 415 ILCS 5/44 as follows:


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(b) Calculated Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste.

(1) A person commits the offense of Calculated Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste when, without lawful justification, he knowingly disposes of hazardous waste while knowing that he thereby places another person in danger of great bodily harm or creates an immediate or long-term danger to the public health or the environment.

(2) Calculated Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste is a Class 2 felony. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, a person convicted of the offense of Calculated Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste is subject to a fine not to exceed $500,000 for each day of such offense.


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A conviction for Calculated Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste under Illinois law is a Class 2 Felony, which carries a prison sentence of 3-7 years. Unlike most Class 2 Felonies, which are punishable by a fine of up to $25,000, Calculated Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste can result in a fine of $500,000 per day.


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