Skilled Defense For Criminal Tax Violations
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.
Lawrence Brown has more than 20 years of experience in criminal tax trials, with special insights as a former prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division. He emphasizes proactive measures to prevent criminal charges and will quickly assemble a team of experts who can out-think and out-strategize the government prosecution team.
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.
Defending Clients Against Criminal Allegations: 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.
Opportunities exist 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 well-versed in the highly complex tax issues that trigger IRS criminal investigations 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.
Defense Strategy And Damage Control
In preparing for a trial on criminal tax violations, our team:
- Conducts a preliminary factual investigation and legal research
- Assembles an “A Team” of paralegals, former IRS agents, forensic accountants and other experts
- Assigns tasks to team members for a thorough investigation
- 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 affect 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 or your brokerage firm or financial institution is contacted by an IRS Special Agent, Department of Justice Tax Division or U.S. Attorney’s office. If your accountant has been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury, you need to immediately seek assistance. 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 should also prompt swift action.