Individuals are often charged with tax fraud in connection with other crimes, such as money laundering and certain drug offenses. Failure to file tax returns is another example of this criminal offense. At The Justice Firm, our Los Angeles tax fraud attorneys are dedicated to providing individuals arrested or charged with tax fraud or evasion with unsurpassed legal representation. We know the serious criminal penalties individuals face when found guilty of these types of charges, and work vigorously to protect you from a conviction. The damage of being found guilty goes far beyond criminal penalties; your career and reputation could be ruined forever.
Some of the offenses related to tax fraud or evasion include failing to pay taxes, filing falsified documents, filing a tax return with false information, and failing to file a tax return. In most cases, when the Internal Revenue Service performs an audit, they are interested solely in collecting the taxes an individual owes, along with penalties and interest. However, it is important to note that when the IRS suspects an individual has purposely avoided paying the taxes they owe, they may impose a civil tax fraud penalty which is generally about 75% of the tax an individual owes, again along with penalties and interest. The IRS is indeed a frightening and intimidating entity to most people, who want to avoid any dealings with them at all costs. If you are under investigation or have been arrested for tax fraud, contact our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers immediately.Aggressive Criminal Defense for Individuals Accused of Tax Fraud or Evasion in Orange County
As mentioned earlier, there are many circumstances in which someone may be suspected of tax fraud. Our firm represents individuals who have been accused of fraudulent activity or evasion of taxes based on:
- Engaging in illegal activities such as drug distribution or money laundering
- Trying to conceal activities which are illegal
- Failure to file tax returns, or to make estimated payments
- Concealing assets
- Understating income
- Filing a false tax return
- Failure to file Form 8300 to report the receipt of cash in excess of $10,000
- Transporting more than $10,000 out of the U.S before declaring the funds
- Intentionally aiding and abetting when another person commits tax-related fraud
Tax fraud and evasion are serious criminal offenses; in order to avoid potential prison time and substantial fines, you must take action immediately by consulting with a skilled and capable defense lawyer. Depending on the facts of your case, a conviction could result in fines which range in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, along with substantial prison time. It is in your best interest to hire an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer early on so that investigation and review can begin immediately, helping to develop a solid and effective legal strategy.Contact Our Los Angeles Tax Fraud Defense Firm now
At The Justice Firm, we know how critical it is that individuals accused of tax fraud or evasion take immediate action. It is typically in the early stages of a case when critical issues are determined, such as what charges will be filed against you. By giving your defense attorney ample time to prepare and review your case, it may be possible to have charges reduced, or avoid the filing of charges altogether. Ultimately, the longer you wait to consult with a lawyer, the bigger and more complex the issue becomes. Contact us now at 310-914-2444.