Grand Jury Investigations

An IRS civil examination may move beyond civil matters and become a criminal investigation. Once an individual has been informed they are being investigated by a grand jury, it is important for one to move to protect one's rights by retaining an experienced criminal tax defense attorney.

If you are dealing with the grand jury investigation of alleged illegal tax activities, speak to attorney Ted Craft at the office of Theodore L. Craft, Esq., LLM, in Melrose, Massachusetts. Handling tax cases and practicing in the tax law for over 40 years, Mr. Craft is a supremely knowledgeable lawyer who effectively provides you with options for responding to a grand jury investigation.

What Takes Place During A Grand Jury Investigation And Indictment?

While grand juries are sometimes charged with reviewing investigations, the main function of the grand jury is to determine if there is probable cause for indictments to issue on a federal charge.

A grand jury investigation starts out with a special agent being appointed to investigate a taxpayer and his or her third-party relationships. Documents can be requested for review, including accounting books, records and previous tax returns. The agent then develops a special agent's report, which may provide a recommendation for criminal prosecution.

Understanding Grand Jury Hearings

In a grand jury hearing, the individual charged is not entitled to an attorney in the grand jury chamber, but attorney Craft ensures that everyone he represents understands the procedure, and he remains available outside of the chamber to confer with when questions arise during the proceeding. Mr. Craft has handled numerous cases in which a grand jury has been investigating a client. He aggressively protects their rights during the inquiry.

Contact A Boston Area Attorney Regarding Criminal Tax Allegations

You need experienced counsel when dealing with investigations by a grand jury. To obtain the help of a tax attorney with more than 40 years of experience, contact the office of Theodore L. Craft, Esq., LLM, today at 888-TAX-RISK to schedule a consultation.