At The Cochran Firm, our tax evasion attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of clients who have been charged with all white collar crimes including tax evasion.
Tax Evasion Defined
The fraudulent and intentional avoidance of paying taxes on an individual’s or firm’s income is known as tax evasion. This may include total or partial tax payments by that individual or firm. Charges of tax evasion may involve accusations of:
- Exaggerating deductions
- Exaggerating exemptions
- Underreporting income
- Questionable tax shelter practices
Some methods you may be accused of using for tax evasion may include placing assets into another person or firm’s name, keeping two different sets of books, using false invoices, and dealing only in cash.
Cochran Firm Criminal Defense Attorneys understand that a tax evasion accusation is extremely serious. Not only can a charge of tax evasion result in stiff federal fines and penalties including jail time, it can ruin a well-deserved reputation for honesty and integrity.
Our tax evasion defense attorneys have a track record of successfully defending our clients in both federal and state courts. Cochran Firm Criminal Defense Attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and do everything in our power to establish your innocence, eliminate the charges against you and help you recover your lost reputation.
The Elements of Tax Evasion
The Cochran Firm’s stance on tax evasion or any other white collar crime is that our clients are innocent until proven otherwise. In order to prove a case for tax evasion, the following requirements must be met:
- A proven deficiency in payment of taxes must be present.
- The accused must have knowingly avoided or underpaid taxes.
- The accused must have performed an action with the intent to conceal funds or mislead the government.
Contact Our Tax Evasion Attorneys
The Cochran Firm’s Criminal Defense Attorneys believe that every one of our criminal defense clients is innocent until proven guilty. If you have been charged with tax evasion, The Cochran Firm criminal defense attorneys will assist you during this difficult and traumatic time. We will devote our resources and experience to perform a thorough investigation of your case and develop a strong defense to fight for your freedom and your reputation.
If you have been charged with tax evasion, please call or email our tax evasion defense attorneys today.