Why are criminal tax cases different?
A criminal tax case is a whole different animal from standard criminal cases. In acriminal tax case, the defendant is given procedural rights that do not apply to other kinds of criminal cases. These rights involve procedures that allow meetings with the IRS and the Department of Justice at which defense counsel can show that no criminal case should be brought.
In addition, the trial of a criminal tax case involves unique theories of prosecution, experts, and evidence which are different from non-tax criminal cases.
Over the years, defense attorneys have asked me for advice regarding criminal tax cases. I start by asking them the same question: Do you know the three standard methods of proof the government uses to prove an underpayment of tax? Many attorneys have no idea what I am talking about.
Criminal tax cases can result in long terms prison sentences. You want an attorney who is experienced with criminal tax cases and has successfully tried criminal tax cases to not guilty verdicts. Contact the Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz today to discuss your options for your criminal tax case.