Tax Crimes

Our lawyers have over 30 years of experience in representing clients under investigation by the IRS
Having problems with your taxes is always troublesome and costly. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is closely watching over your actions, scrutinizing every bit of information in your records and ensuring you faithfully fulfill your civil obligation at all times. The agency has experienced auditors trained to spot the smallest errors and decide whether the discrepancy is an honest mistake or an act of fraud.

Tax Crime and Tax Fraud Attorney in Houston

Whether you do a fraudulent activity on purpose or neglect your duty to pay off your taxes unintentionally, you are putting yourself at risk of committing a tax crime. The IRS is strict in implementing the law and makes every effort to make you pay for the money it believes you owe the government. What you need is to have an experienced tax fraud attorney on your side to fight for your rights against the long arms of the IRS.

Tax cases are unique criminal cases that allow for your attorney to try and stop the criminal process during the initial tax investigation.  Most tax investigations begin with a civil audit from the IRS.  If the issue is not dealt with civilly, the investigation will be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the IRS.  It is at this stage where you begin to move away from the civil audit into a tax issue that could end with criminal charges.  Once the CID division has conducted their investigation your case will move to area counsel, and eventually, to the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.  This long, drawn out process allows your attorney multiple opportunities to stop the criminal process and turn the case back into a civil matter by arguing on your behalf.  For this reason, it is important to contact a competent tax fraud attorney early on in the process.

If you are looking for a lawyer with substantial experience in cases involving the IRS, your search ends with the criminal defense attorneys at Odom & Davis.  Our attorneys have been handling tax issues for over 30 years, and understand the landscape of this unique crime and the procedure by which you will be prosecuted.  If your tax issue does result in criminal charges, our attorneys are ready to build a defensive strategy and take these cases to trial.

Strategic Legal Defense

Tax evasion and filing fraudulent statements to the IRS are two of the most common criminal tax cases that arise.  The key to these tax statutes is that the government must prove that a defendant willfully evaded his tax responsibilities or willfully filed a fraudulent statement to the IRS.  In most criminal cases, ignorance of the law is no defense, however, in criminal tax cases the government must prove that you knew what the tax code required of you and you still failed to do it.  This is just one of the many areas that make criminal tax cases unique and hiring a competent and knowledgeable attorney important.

The criminal tax attorneys at Odom & Davis have a broad understanding of the law in the tax arena, and will utilize this understanding to build an effective defense to any tax related charges.  Our experienced tax crimes lawyer will sit down with you to fully understand the facts in your case and build a defense that will place you in the best possible position at your case’s resolution.

We have two important goals in any criminal tax case. The first is to stop the civil audit from turning into a criminal matter that could result in jail time and substantial fines.  Second, if the case does end in a criminal indictment, to build a defense against the allegations and take the facts before a jury.

Leave your criminal tax case in the hands of qualified tax fraud lawyers. Contact us today for your consultation.

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