Texas Tax Law Lawyer
Nationwide Representation for Tax Fraud, Tax Evasion and Related Charges
Once criminal tax charges are filed, federal prosecutors are serious about sending defendants to prison. An effective defense involves early intervention to avoid the indictment, skilled negotiations, as well as the ability to convince a jury not to convict.
Skilled Defense for Criminal Tax Violations
Lawrence Brown has 20 years of experience in criminal tax trials, with special insights as a former prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division. With years of prison at stake, he emphasizes proactive measures to prevent criminal charges. He also acts quickly to assemble a team of experts who can out-think and out-strategize the government prosecution team in the event of a trial.
Contact Mr. Brown immediately at 888.870.0025 if you suspect you are the subject of an investigation or imminent indictment for criminal tax violations. See our Success Stories of notable results in criminal defense.
Experienced Defense of Tax Crime Allegations
Brown, PC has represented individuals, business owners and corporations in Texas and throughout the United States accused of any form of IRS tax fraud:
- Tax evasion
- Tax fraud (filing false returns)
- Failure to file a tax return
- Failure to collect employment taxes
- Failure to pay over collected taxes to the IRS
- Money laundering
- Submitting false documents
- False statements to investigators
- Perjury under oath
- Obstruction of justice
- Conspiracy or aiding and abetting tax violations
Intervention Early and Often
With harsh prison sentences on the line, a trial is risky. We make every attempt to quash the investigation before it gains steam, or negotiate with prosecutors if charges are filed. There are many opportunities in the initial stages of a case to conference with IRS Special Agents and DOJ prosecutors. Mr. Brown works to head off grand jury proceedings by demonstrating distinctions between legal tax avoidance and criminal evasion. He is versed in the highly complex tax issues that typically trigger an IRS criminal investigation, such as domestic and offshore trusts, offshore investments, off balance sheet entities, stock grants, corporate accounting irregularities, revenue recognition and underreported income.
Mr. Brown is available to represent clients at all stages of criminal tax cases, including administrative and grand jury investigations, pre-trial negotiations, jury trials, sentencing hearings and post-conviction litigation.
In preparing for a trial on criminal tax violations, Lawrence Brown (a) conducts a preliminary factual investigation and legal research; (b) assembles an "A Team" of firm paralegals, former IRS agents, forensic accountants and other experts; (c) assigns tasks to team members for a thorough investigation; and (d) engages in preemptive talks to seek a favorable pre-trial resolution. When a trial cannot be averted, Mr. Brown can present a compelling case to a jury.
Many of our clients are professionals (doctors, lawyers, CPAs), corporate executives or otherwise prominent business people. A criminal tax prosecution, even absent a conviction, can damage professional reputations and adversely effect professional licenses. Mr. Brown is adept at strategies to prevent or limit harmful consequences of an investigation or indictment.
Are You in the Government's Crosshairs?
You may be the target of an IRS criminal tax investigation if:
- You have been contacted by an IRS Special Agent.
- Your bank, brokerage firm or other financial institution has been contacted by the IRS, Department of Justice Tax Division or U.S. Attorney’s office.
- Your accountant has been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury.
- You receive a notice from the IRS that one or more of your previous tax years has been selected for audit AND you significantly understated your income or overstated your deductions.
Contact Brown, PC immediately at 888.870.0025 to arrange a confidential consultation regarding criminal tax violations.