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Federal Tax Evasion and IRS Defense Lawyers

March 21, 2024

You’ve built a successful career or business through years of hard work and dedication. But now, you face accusations of federal tax evasion that could put everything you’ve achieved at risk. Does it feel like the IRS is unfairly targeting you? You’re not alone – many individuals and businesses find themselves in your situation every year.Tax laws are incredibly complex, and even innocent mistakes can raise red flags. But the consequences of tax evasion are severe, including massive fines, asset seizures, and even prison time. This is why you need a powerhouse legal team with extensive experience in IRS defense on your side.At Spodek Law Group, our tax evasion defense attorneys have successfully represented clients in some of the most high-stakes federal tax cases. We understand the weight of these charges and the toll they can take – that’s why we fight tirelessly to protect your rights, your assets, and your freedom.Still feeling uneasy? We get it. The idea of taking on the IRS is daunting. But with our attorneys’ expertise and our proven track record, you can feel confident that your case is in the best possible hands. Contact us today at 212-300-5196 for a free, confidential consultation.

What Exactly Is Federal Tax Evasion?

Tax evasion is the illegal practice of intentionally misrepresenting or concealing information to avoid paying taxes owed to the IRS. It’s a felony offense under Section 7201 of the Internal Revenue Code.Some common examples of tax evasion include:

  • Underreporting income
  • Inflating deductions
  • Hiding money or assets in offshore accounts
  • Failing to file tax returns
  • Keeping multiple sets of books and records

The key element is willful intent to defraud the government and evade tax obligations. Mere negligence or mistakes generally don’t constitute criminal tax evasion (though they can still result in penalties and interest).Tax evasion charges often stem from other financial crimes like money laundering, embezzlement, or fraud. But the IRS also uses advanced data analytics to identify suspicious activity that may indicate evasion.Did you know? The IRS estimates it loses over $380 billion per year due to the “tax gap” caused by evasion and non-compliance. No wonder they take these cases so seriously!

Consequences of Federal Tax Evasion Charges

If convicted of federal tax evasion, the penalties can be devastating:

  • Prison Sentence: Up to 5 years in federal prison for each count of tax evasion.
  • Fines: Up to $100,000 in fines for individuals ($500,000 for corporations) per count.
  • Probation: Supervised release and probation periods after incarceration.
  • Restitution: Repayment of all back taxes owed, plus interest and penalties.
  • Asset Seizure: Forfeiture of property, bank accounts, investments, and other assets.

And that’s just the legal consequences. Tax evasion charges can also devastate your professional reputation, cost you business relationships and opportunities, and take an immense emotional toll on you and your family.The bottom line? Tax evasion is no joke. That’s why you need the most aggressive and skilled legal defense to fight these charges and protect your future.

How Our Elite IRS Defense Attorneys Fight for You

At Spodek Law Group, our tax evasion defense team has over 50 years of combined experience taking on the federal government. We’ve represented clients in IRS criminal investigations, grand jury proceedings, trials, appeals, and more.When you hire us, here’s how we get to work:

1. Rapid Response and Strategic Planning

Time is of the essence in federal tax cases. Our attorneys will immediately swing into action, carefully reviewing all evidence and circumstances to formulate a comprehensive defense strategy tailored to your unique situation.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
2024-03-21
Just had my Divorce case settled 2 months ago after having a horrible experience with another firm. I couldn’t be happier with Claire Banks and Elizabeth Garvey with their outstanding professionalism in doing so with Spodek Law Group. Any time I needed questions answered they were always prompt in doing so with all my uncertainties after 30 yrs of marriage.I feel from the bottom of my heart you will NOT be disappointed with either one. Thanks a million.
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Brendan huisman
2024-03-18
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
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Guerline Menard
2024-03-18
Thanks again Spodek law firm, particularly Esq Claire Banks who stood right there with us up to the finish line. Attached photos taken right outside of the court building and the smile on our faces represented victory, a breath of fresh air and satisfaction. We are very happy that this is over and we can move on with our lives. Thanks Spodek law 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️
Keisha Parris
Keisha Parris
2024-03-15
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko Beauty
Taïko Beauty
2024-03-15
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence. Thank you team!
Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams
2024-03-12
Hey, how you guys doing? Good afternoon my name is Anthony Williams I just want to give a great shout out to the team of. Spodek law group. It is such a honor to use them and to use their assistance through this whole case from start to finish. They did everything that they said they was gonna do and if it ever comes down to it, if I ever have to use them again, hands-down they will be the first law office at the top of my list, thank you guys so much. It was a pleasure having you guys by my side so if you guys ever need them, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give them a call.
Loveth Okpedo
Loveth Okpedo
2024-03-12
Very professional, very transparent, over all a great experience
Bee L
Bee L
2024-02-28
Amazing experience with Spodek! Very professional lawyers who take your case seriously. They treated me with respect, were always available, and answered any and all questions. They were able to help me very successfully and removed a huge stress. Highly recommend.
divesh patel
divesh patel
2024-02-24
I can't recommend Alex Zhik and Spodek Law Firm highly enough for their exceptional legal representation and personal mentorship. From the moment I engaged their services in October 2022, Alex took the time to understand my case thoroughly and provided guidance every step of the way. Alex's dedication to my case went above and beyond my expectations. His expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome were evident throughout the entire process. He took the time to mentor me, ensuring I understood the legal complexities involved to make informed decisions. Alex is the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with and has made a meaningful impact on me. I also want to acknowledge Todd Spodek, the leader of the firm, who played a crucial role in my case. His leadership and support bolstered the efforts of Alex, and his involvement highlighted the firm's commitment to excellence. Thanks to Alex Zhik and Todd Spodek, I achieved the outcome I desired, and I am incredibly grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care. If you're in need of legal representation, look no further than this outstanding team.

2. Negotiating to Reduce or Dismiss Charges

Whenever possible, we pursue pre-trial resolutions that could allow charges to be reduced or dismissed entirely. Our team has extensive experience negotiating with federal prosecutors to reach favorable plea agreements.

3. Vigorous Defense at Trial

If going to trial is unavoidable, you can count on our skilled litigators to fight relentlessly for your acquittal. We have a long track record of winning cases against the federal government by poking holes in their evidence and arguments.

4. Mitigating Penalties and Protecting Assets

Even if a conviction can’t be avoided, our attorneys work tirelessly to minimize the fallout. We advocate for reduced sentencing, fines, probation terms, and protection of your assets from seizure or forfeiture.

5. Handling Appeals and Post-Conviction Relief

The battle doesn’t end with a conviction. Our federal appeals team explores all possible avenues for post-conviction relief, from appealing verdicts to petitioning for sentence reductions or pardons.No matter which legal strategy is required, you can be confident our tax evasion defense team will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the best possible outcome.Still have doubts? Read on to see why clients trust Spodek Law Group as their IRS defense lawyers.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group for Tax Evasion Defense

When your life, liberty, and financial future are on the line, you can’t afford to trust your case to just any law firm. Here are a few key reasons why so many clients facing federal tax charges put their faith in Spodek Law Group:

Unparalleled Federal Litigation Experience

Our attorneys have decades of combined experience in the federal court system. We’ve handled hundreds of cases involving the IRS, FBI, SEC, DEA, and other elite federal agencies.This inside knowledge of how the government operates gives us a potent advantage when building defense strategies against federal tax charges.

Proven Track Record of Victories

Over the years, we’ve secured countless favorable outcomes for clients facing daunting federal charges and steep penalties. From outright dismissals to reduced sentences, our case results speak for themselves.Just take a look at some of our recent federal case victories. When the stakes are highest, our attorneys deliver.

Exclusive Focus on Federal Defense

Unlike general practice firms, federal law is all we do at Spodek Law Group. This specialized focus allows our attorneys to devote 100% of their knowledge and energy to defending clients against the full force of the federal government.You won’t find a team more dedicated to protecting your rights against agencies like the IRS.

Elite Advocacy From Start to Finish

From our very first consultation, you’ll realize that Spodek Law Group takes a different approach. Our attorneys make it a point to be accessible, keeping you informed and involved every step of the way.We see ourselves as partners working towards a common goal: the best possible outcome for your federal tax case. You can expect the highest level of advocacy until your matter is resolved.

A Cohesive, Collaborative Team Effort

Tax evasion cases are highly complex, requiring a coordinated team effort to effectively counter the government’s resources. At our firm, your defense team is truly unified, combining the unique skills and perspectives of our attorneys, forensic experts, and support staff.It’s this cohesive approach that allows us to develop airtight defense strategies and outmaneuver federal prosecutors.Does Spodek Law Group sound like the aggressive tax defense team you need? Then what are you waiting for? Contact us at 212-300-5196 to get started.

What to Do If You’re Under Investigation for Tax Evasion

If you’re being investigated by the IRS for potential tax evasion, the situation is extremely serious – but there are steps you can take to protect yourself:

  1. Stay Calm, but Act Fast: An IRS criminal investigation is not something to be taken lightly. However, panicking or taking rash actions will only make the situation worse. Contact an experienced tax defense lawyer immediately.
  2. Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent: Anything you say can potentially be used against you, so politely refuse to answer questions until you have legal representation present. Never lie or mislead IRS agents.
  3. Secure All Financial Records: Make sure not to alter, destroy, or discard any documents, records, or computer files that may be relevant to the investigation. This could constitute obstruction of justice.
  4. Get Prepared for a Federal Grand Jury: If the investigation advances, you may face subpoenas to testify before a federal grand jury. Your defense lawyer will work to mitigate this risk and prepare you properly if it’s unavoidable.
  5. Remain Compliant Going Forward: If you have failed to file taxes or pay in the past, get compliant immediately. This can potentially demonstrate your lack of “willful” intent to evade taxes.
  6. Consider Voluntary Disclosure: In limited circumstances, making a voluntary effort to correct tax deficiencies can result in lesser penalties. However, this option requires careful consideration with your attorney.

The single most important thing is to avoid attempting to handle an IRS tax evasion investigation alone. As experienced federal tax lawyers, we cannot stress enough how critical it is to have professional legal representation from the very start.One misstep during an investigation could be the difference between an acquittal and a lengthy prison sentence. Don’t take that risk – contact Spodek Law Group right away at 212-300-5196 for the aggressive tax defense you need.

Defending Against All Types of Federal Tax Charges

While tax evasion is one of the most serious offenses, our IRS defense team is qualified to represent clients facing any type of criminal tax violation, including:

  • Tax Fraud
  • Failure to File Tax Returns
  • Failure to Pay Taxes
  • Failure to Collect Payroll Taxes
  • Making False Statements
  • Aiding and Assisting Tax Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Currency Violations
  • Structuring Financial Transactions

We also have extensive experience defending clients in complex white-collar cases involving multiple charges beyond just tax offenses. These can include allegations of:

  • Bank Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Government Contract Fraud

No matter how complicated your situation, our federal tax lawyers have the resources and knowledge to mount an aggressive defense strategy precisely tailored to your circumstances.

Type of Federal Tax Charge Potential Penalties
Tax Evasion Up to 5 years in prison, $100,000+ in fines per count
Tax Fraud Up to 3 years in prison, $100,000+ in fines
Failure to File Returns Up to 1 year in prison, $100,000 in fines
Failure to Pay Taxes Up to 1 year in prison, $100,000 in fines
False Statements Up to 3 years in prison, $100,000+ in fines

As you can see, the stakes are incredibly high when facing federal tax charges. This is why you need the most experienced and aggressive legal team in your corner – like the tax defense attorneys at Spodek Law Group.Don’t take chances with your future and freedom. Call 212-300-5196 now for a free, confidential tax defense consultation.

Get the Tax Defense You Deserve – Contact Us Today

Facing federal tax evasion charges is an incredibly stressful and daunting experience. The consequences of a conviction are dire – both financially and personally. But you don’t have to take on the full force of the IRS alone.At Spodek Law Group, our elite team of tax defense attorneys have the skills, experience, and tenacity to level the playing field against federal prosecutors. We’ve secured victories in countless high-stakes tax cases by crafting airtight defense strategies tailored to our clients’ unique situations.Whether we can negotiate a favorable plea deal, poke holes in the government’s case at trial, or pursue post-conviction relief options, you can count on us to fight relentlessly to protect your rights, assets, and future.

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