Representation in Grand Jury Investigations from a Skilled Massachusetts Lawyer
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 35 years, Mr. Craft is a supremely knowledgeable lawyer who effectively provides you with options for responding to a grand jury investigation.
Grand Jury Investigations and Indictments
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.
Grand Jury Hearings
In a grand jury hearing, the client is not entitled to an attorney in the grand jury chamber, but Attorney Craft ensures his clients understand the procedure, and he remains available outside of the chamber to confer with his clients when they have questions during the proceeding. Mr. Craft has handled numerous cases in which a grand jury has been investigating a client. He aggressively protects his client's rights during the inquiry.
You need experienced counsel when dealing with investigations by a grand jury. To obtain the help of a tax attorney with 35 years of experience, contact the office of Theodore L. Craft, Esq., LLM today at 888-TAX-RISK to schedule a consultation to have your case reviewed by Mr. Craft. The call is free.