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Charged with Tax Evasion After Making an Honest Mistake?

By San Diego Attorney on February 10, 2014

Unfortunately, the federal justice system has little sympathy for those who have evaded their taxes. For this reason, even an honest mistake could land you in hot water. If you or someone you love has been charged with tax evasion after unintentionally reporting inaccurate information on your tax forms, you should not attempt to resolve the issue on your own. By turning your case over to a San Diego criminal defense lawyer at JD Law, you can ensure that you will have the best possible chance at avoiding an unwarranted conviction. A single mistake could lead to five years in federal prison and a fine as high as $500,000, so you shouldn’t settle for anything less than the skilled representation that you will need.

What most people don’t realize is that the term “tax evasion” can refer to a number of different crimes. While failing to pay any taxes is clearly a crime, it is also against the law to misrepresent your finances in order to reduce your taxable income. This can include both underreporting your profits and overstating your deductions. You could also face federal charges for simply failing to file your taxes in a timely manner. Fortunately, you may be able to avoid a criminal conviction if you can prove that you did not intent to provide false and/or inaccurate information or that the mistake was made by a third party. In order to do so, it is highly recommended that you seek guidance from the team at JD Law.

Charged with tax evasion in San Diego, CA? Speak with a San Diego fraud defense attorney at JD Law immediately by calling our office at (760) 630-2000.

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