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Tax Evasion Defense Attorney in Orlando

Tax evasion, or tax fraud as some refer to it, is a white-collar crime that can result in serious punishment for those convicted either at the state or federal level. Many people "fudge" on deductions in an effort to reduce the amount of tax they owe, however completely avoiding taxes is an entirely different matter. It is critical to work with an Orlando tax evasion defense attorney when you find yourself in legal trouble.

Central Florida Tax Fraud Defense Lawyer Before You Face an Indictment

You know when the IRS is harassing you whether by mail or phone; you also know when you haven't filed taxes with the government in order to avoid handing over a portion of your hard-earned money. However, when you are being investigated or threatened by the IRS the problem is not going to go away on its own. By working with a tax evasion defense attorney in Orlando at the onset of problems, it may be possible to avoid an indictment.

Is Tax Evasion a Civil or Criminal Offense?

On occasion people do make innocent mistakes, such as taking deductions they are not entitled to or claiming a lesser amount of income. While you may face penalties after being investigated or audited by the IRS, this type of fraud is generally considered a civil offense. However, when you purposely overestimate expenses related to your business, report far less income than you actually made or even attempt to hide income, invest in fraudulent companies or neglect to file tax returns at all, the situation becomes criminal. In this case you may face substantial fines and time behind prison bars.

Sec. 7201 of the Internal Revenue Code defines tax evasion as:

“Any person who willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat any tax imposed by this title or the payment thereof shall, in addition to other penalties provided by law, be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $100,000 ($500,000 in the case of a corporation), or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution.”

Contact Adams & Luka Immediately

If you are being investigated by the IRS or fear you may face criminal charges it is imperative to consult with a skilled and knowledgeable tax evasion defense attorney immediately. Fighting these serious charges requires a lawyer who will work with you regarding your legal options, whether it may be best to negotiate with the IRS or to proceed to trial after developing a solid, effective defense strategy. Do not put it off; contact Adams & Luka for a free case evaluation.

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink