Murfreesboro Tax Crimes Defense Lawyers
Defending the rights of criminal defendants accused of tax crimes in state and federal court
Individuals facing criminal charges for tax crimes may not realize the seriousness of the offense until they are handed a serious sentence. When people are first audited or come in contact with federal tax agents, they may speak freely with them in an attempt to avoid tax liability. However, they may be unaware that these agents may use these responses against them in a subsequent criminal action.
At the law firm of Dotson & Taylor, Attorneys at Law, our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers have more than 40 years of combined criminal defense experience vigorously defending Tennessee defendants. We have represented clients who are facing serious penalties related to tax crime violations. We work diligently to ensure that our clients have the best possible outcome.
Tax crime offenses in Tennessee
Tax crime offenses are serious offenses that carry serious penalties. Tax offenses are violations of the Internal Revenue Code or Title 18 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Some common types of tax offenses are:
- Failure to file tax returns
- Filing a false tax return
- Failure to file information returns
- Tax evasion
- Tax fraud
An experienced criminal defense attorney can investigate all aspects of the case and determine if there are alternatives to prosecution, such as structuring payments. He or she can also allege any good faith defense that may apply in the case. The skilled attorneys at Dotson & Taylor will look at every angle of the case to determine the best legal strategy based on the circumstances and the facts of the case. We use this information to pursue the best possible outcome of the case.
Understanding the process of a tax crimes investigation in Tennessee
The division that leads criminal tax investigations is the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division. The investigators are federal agents who are trained in law enforcement procedures. The investigation can often be intense and intrusive. Investigations into tax crimes may occur after you fail to file a tax return or if the IRS suspects you of being involved in a complex tax evasion scheme. Penalties related to the conviction of tax crimes are often severe, potentially resulting in imprisonment, a levy of your real or personal property, asset seizure and large fines and penalties.
Understand your rights by contacting a skilled Murfreesboro criminal defense attorney who understands tax crimes
If you have been arrested for a tax crime or believe that you may be under investigation, it is critical that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. There may be options available in your case to avoid the negative consequences associated with a tax crime conviction, and an attorney representing you must act fast. Our tax crime attorneys at Dotson & Taylor, Attorneys at Law, have the specialized experience and knowledge necessary to defend you zealously in state or federal court. Call us at 615-890-1982 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case and the possible defenses.