MESA PHOENIX FEDERAL TAX EVASION/FRAUD ATTORNEY

26 U.S.C. §7201, the federal tax evasion statute, states that any person who willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat any tax imposed by this title or its payment is guilty of a felony and must be fined not more than $100,000 ($500,000 if a corporation), or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution.

 

26 U.S.C. § 7207, the federal tax fraud statute, provides that any person who willfully delivers or discloses to the Secretary any list, return, account, statement or other document that he or she knows is fraudulent or false as to any material matter must be fined not more than $10,000.00 ($50,000.00 if a corporation) or imprisoned not more than 1 year or both.  26 U.S.C. §7207 is a federal misdemeanor.

“Federal tax charges require a highly analytical attorney—that’s me!”  Lisa Witt

DEFENSES FOR FEDERAL TAX EVASION OR FRAUD CHARGES IN ARIZONA

 

A charge of either federal felony tax evasion or federal misdemeanor tax fraud is very technical factually and legally.  Lisa is a detail-oriented defense attorney who will thoroughly evaluate your case and determine if one or more of the following potential defense strategies apply:

 

  • Conduct described is not tax evasion or tax fraud:  The act described in the indictment may not fit the statutory definition of tax evasion or tax fraud.

 

  • No proof of willfulness:  The government may not be able to prove willfulness beyond a reasonable doubt to prove tax evasion or tax fraud.

 

  • No proof of tax deficiency:  The government may not have proof of tax deficiency beyond a reasonable doubt to prove tax evasion or tax fraud.

 

  • No proof of affirmative act of tax evasion or attempted tax evasion:  The government may not have proof of your affirmative act of tax evasion or attempted tax evasion beyond a reasonable doubt to prove tax evasion.

“I hold the government’s feet to the fire when it comes to proving intent.”

  Lisa Witt

  • Missing or tainted evidence:  Sometimes the government’s evidence is missing or tainted. 

 

  • IRS Agent misconduct:  There may be misconduct in investigating the charge, collecting the evidence, interviewing the victim and witnesses, or obtaining your confession.

 

  • Exclusion of government’s evidence:  The government may have violated your constitutional rights or otherwise acted illegally in obtaining evidence or your confession so the evidence must be excluded.

 

  • Insufficiency of government’s evidence:  The government may have insufficient evidence to prove tax evasion or tax fraud beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

  • Reduction in number of counts: Each count of your indictment should concern a separate criminal act or victim and not be parts of the same tax evasion or tax fraud.

 

  •  Government misconduct:  There may be government misconduct in disclosing the evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, and in the general course of your case.

 

  • Possible other defenses:  Depending on the unique facts of your case, there may be other possible defenses.  Lisa employs logical, bottom line analysis while thinking outside the box so she may come up with a novel defense that no other attorney has thought of before.

 

If you or a loved one is facing a charge of tax evasion or tax fraud, it’s very important to hire a thorough, intelligent and passionate defense attorney who will fight for you as soon as possible.  Call LisaLaw, LLC or fill out the on-line form for a free case review.

Lisa Witt is a Mesa/Phoenix, Arizona federal tax evasion/tax fraud defense attorney serving clients facing charges in the East Valley, West Valley, Maricopa County, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Queen Creek, Gilbert, Casa Grande, Surprise, Goodyear, Buckeye, Youngtown, Ahwatukee, Avondale, Tolleson.

“Her insight provides invaluable guidance and peace of mind.”

-R. Y.

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