Tax Evasion Charges in East Bay
Experienced Walnut Creek Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you deliberately attempt to deceive the government on your taxes to
try to minimize how much you have to pay, then you could potentially be
found guilty of tax evasion. Tax evasion carries extremely heavy consequences,
as you could be potentially be found guilty on either the state or federal
level, or even both.
Because of the potentially life-changing consequences of a guilty conviction
of tax evasion, it is important to retain the guidance of a skilled
Walnut Creek criminal defense lawyer. At the Cardoza Law Offices,
Attorney Michael Cardoza has over 35 years of practice experience in a wide variety of criminal
cases, including tax evasion charges. He has also been trusted as a commentator
on legal matters for national media, making over 500 appearances on television.
Call the renowned team at the Cardoza Law Offices today and to request a
free case evaluation by dialing (925) 274-2900.
What Is Tax Evasion?
Tax evasion charges can come in a number of different forms. Tax laws are
extremely complex, requiring considerable experience to be able to demonstrate
to your prosecution that you were not dodging your tax duties, but merely
attempting to reduce them to the fullest legal extent (known as
tax minimization, which is not illegal).
Actions that constitute tax evasion can include:
Failing to report
all of the income you earned
- Failing to file a tax return at all
- Falsifying your tax return
- Falsely filing in another state
- Intentionally paying too little in taxes
- Lying or misleading an auditor
Being suspected of tax evasion is a serious ordeal, and will subject you
to the headaches and legal difficulties of a tax audit. If this investigation
finds you guilty of intentionally attempting to dodge your tax duty through
false claims and improper accounting, you could be facing fines of up
to $20,000 and a year in jail.
Don’t face the potentially devastating consequences of tax evasion
contacting the Cardoza Law Offices, Inc. and letting us assist you through your investigation.