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Los Angeles Federal Tax Fraud Defense Lawyer

Accused of Tax Fraud? We Have Your Back.

When there is something in your tax record that makes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) suspicious, they will prompt an investigation that could lead to an accusation of tax fraud. Tax fraud is a serious white collar crime because it works against the government. Thus, if you’re accused of tax fraud in Los Angeles, you may be up against some of the toughest prosecutors and judges in the state.

Don’t attempt to tackle your tax evasion charges alone, as they are far too complex and risky to handle without the expertise of our Los Angeles tax fraud defense attorney. Shemaria Law Offices have handled over 275 jury trials across 24 states at the state and federal level, an experience that can strongly benefit your federal tax fraud case. As such, we have the specialized knowledge you can rely upon to help get you through your tax fraud accusations and come out on top.

Let’s get started on your defense. Contact our Los Angeles tax fraud defense lawyer at (310) 953-4004 as soon as possible.

What Is Tax Fraud?

The CA Franchise Tax Board defines tax fraud as intentionally underreporting or failing to report income. However, you may accidentally commit tax fraud, but the IRS may disregard that possibility and pursue criminal punishments on your behalf. A tax fraud conviction is a felony that carries some severe federal consequences such as prison time and thousands of dollars in fines. The government has the burden of proving that you willfully committed tax fraud, and our job is to defend against that attack.

Actions that could be deemed tax fraud include:

  • Claiming fake dependents
  • Failing to declare all income
  • Keeping two sets of books
  • Claiming personal expenses as business expenses
  • Claiming false deductions
  • Overstating deductions
  • Tax evasion
  • Hiding or transferring assets
  • Using illegal or offshore tax shelters

Defending CA Tax Fraud Charges

Shemaria Law Offices has been building defenses for both individuals and businesses against tax fraud for almost 50 years. We understand how important it is to start your defense early so you have the most options available to you and can reduce the likelihood of prosecution. Once you enlist the advocacy of our Los Angeles tax fraud defense attorney, we can work to get your charges dismissed or negotiate for reduced penalties.

As mentioned earlier, the prosecution must prove willfulness in tax fraud cases. We can counteract their attacks with the following defenses:

  • Lack of intention
  • Negligence
  • Mistake
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Reliance on others
  • Diminished capacity/insanity

Let’s Talk About Your Tax Fraud Case

You should contact our experienced Los Angeles tax fraud defense attorney as soon as you are notified that you are being investigated for tax fraud. We will closely analyze your case, including your personal and business financial documents, to devise a hard-hitting defense on your behalf.

Our goal is to get your tax fraud charges dismissed or significantly reduced and will exhaust every resource needed to achieve that. Remember, you could have easily made a mistake on your tax documents that the IRS deemed intentionally criminal, so don’t panic. Your future is in trusted hands at Shemaria Law Offices.

Are you ready to tackle your tax fraud charges? Contact (310) 953-4004 for a free initial consultation!

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    Joseph Shemaria

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    Joseph Shemaria graduated from UCLA Law School in 1969, with the most prestigious academic honors. He was also a Senior Editor of UCLA Law Review and graduated "Order of the Coif," the highest academic award. Mr. Shemaria started specializing in criminal defense in June 1970 and has tried cases in both state and federal courts from coast to coast. He has also handled over 1,000 state and federal appeals and writs, 30 of which were published in the permanent, official law books. Mr. Shemaria has ...
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Why Choose Shemaria Law Offices?
  • Over 50 Years of Legal Experience
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization, California State Bar
  • Handled State & Federal Cases in 24 Individual States
  • Tried Over 275 Cases to a Jury
  • First & Youngest Attorney Ever Appointed to a Death Penalty Case
  • Member of the L.A. County Bar Association