Criminal Tax Investigations
Maryland Tax Lawyer Providing Skilled Criminal Tax Defense
Being the target of an IRS criminal investigation is a very frightening experience. If you are being investigated by the IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) Division for an alleged tax violation, Thorn Law Group can help. We are an experienced team of tax law attorneys that defend individual taxpayers, businesses and other entities in the Maryland area and throughout the country facing serious tax-related criminal charges. Many of the lawyers at our tax law firm have worked as trial attorneys with the Internal Revenue Service and we have an intimate understanding of how the IRS and other federal agencies investigate and prosecute crimes involving the U.S. tax system.
Defending Clients Facing Criminal Investigations and Indictments
At Thorn Law Group we provide skilled advice and counsel to help our clients navigate IRS criminal tax investigations involving a diverse range of alleged offenses, including:
- Tax Fraud Offenses
- Tax Evasion
- Egg Shell Audits
- Parallel Proceedings
- Tax Conspiracies
- Offshore Investment Schemes
- Failure to File Tax Returns
- Failure to Pay Taxes
- Tax Shelter Investigations/Tax Shelter Promoter Investigations
- Failure to Collect Payroll Taxes
Our lawyers appreciate the serious and sensitive nature of these investigative proceedings. We work directly with our clients at each stage of the process, making certain that they fully understand all of their legal rights and options. While we aim to secure a favorable resolution of the matter as early on as possible, our attorneys are fully prepared to defend our clients before grand jury investigations and at trial should the U.S. Department of Justice or the United States Attorney accept the case for criminal prosecution. When the government decides to prosecute a case, we leverage our legal knowledge and trial skills to put forth the strongest and most effective defense possible for our clients. We understand just how much is at stake and we will do everything within our power to protect your freedom, financial interests and reputation.
Contact the Tax Law Team at Thorn Law Group
If you are currently under criminal investigation by an IRS special agent for an alleged tax crime, you should consult with an experienced tax law firm immediately. An IRS criminal investigation can lead to serious fines and penalties, including imprisonment. For instance, if you are indicted and convicted of federal tax evasion, you could be fined up to $250,000 ($500,000 for corporations) and face up to five years in prison for each count of tax evasion.
Thorn Law Group can provide you with the information and representation you need to get through a very difficult situation. We will guide you through the entire criminal investigation process and, where appropriate, work to negotiate a fair settlement of the case with the government. We can also review your case to determine whether participation in an IRS voluntary disclosure program or entering into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the government may be advisable for your particular situation.