Generally, What Is the Firm's Strategy in Criminal Cases?

So strategy is the key word in that sentence. We are very strategic and very deliberate with how we handle criminal tax cases. We have the advantage as a firm having a very broad knowledge of tax and in a very broad knowledge of how criminal tax cases get developed and prosecuted, so when we go into a situation, obviously it's very fact-specific but we're looking at avenues constantly to defer criminal charges at every opportunity. We want to steer the case from being a criminal matter to going back to being a civil matter or being eliminated entirely so we take a very protective approach. We're building up defenses, we're working to insulate the client from any particular liability and then we're also going on offense. The best defense sometimes is a good offense so we don't necessarily want to litigate the entire case in the investigation stage and share facts that the criminal unit may not have been aware of but we also want to throw up roadblocks to get in their investigation, to deflate things that they may think, to challenge things that they're building the case on, to sabotage the evidence that they have, to convince them that our guy isn't the guy that they should be going after, that they need to target somebody else or at the very least just leave us alone. So there's constant deliberation in all this process and I'm working to prevent the best strategy possible in any criminal investigation.


Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA

Owner and Director of Legal
Brotman Law