Tax Evasion Defense Attorneys

There is a difference between a mistake and a crime.  Unfortunately, the government may interpret your actions as something more than a simple mistake and you may be charged with a tax crime.

At the Law Office of Williams & Associates, PC, our practice focuses on tax issues, including defense against criminal tax charges.  From our office in Sacramento, our attorneys can represent individuals and business owners from California, throughout the United States and abroad.

The following are examples of the criminal tax issues we handle:

  • Tax evasion
  • Willful failure to file a tax return
  • Willful failure to collect or pay over withholding tax
  • Preparing false returns
  • Aiding and abetting tax fraud
  • Failure to file currency transaction reports
  • Stacking of corporate and individual tax liabilities
  • False withholding statements
  • Conspiracy to impede or defeat the collection of tax
  • Tax structuring crimes

Tax crimes may be charged against people other than the taxpayer, such as business partners, corporate officers and certain fiduciaries if those people are involved in the tax matters under investigation.  Additionally, similar California state tax law violations may also apply.

If you think you may be a target of an investigation by the IRS Criminal Investigation Division (CID), our attorneys can seek to resolve your case prior to a criminal referral to the Department of Justice.  Our lawyers have successfully handled cases for clients after a business partner or associate was charged with tax evasion.

If a criminal referral has already occurred, we can assist with your defense, or negotiate a plea agreement and defend you in restitution matters.  We can also advise you in grand jury proceedings.

Our attorneys often work with other criminal defense lawyers in cases that involve other white-collar criminal allegations along with tax charges.  In some cases we are able to avoid criminal charges through negotiations with tax authorities.

We regularly enter into Kovel agreements to maintain confidentiality with certified public accountants (CPAs).

Contact a California Tax Fraud Defense Lawyer

For more information or to schedule a consultation with a tax evasion defense lawyer at the Law Office of Williams & Associates, PC, call 916-488-8501 (800-684-7147 toll free) or fill out the contact form on this site.