Under Investigation by the IRS Criminal Division, and I Have Not Done Anything Wrong

What If I'm under Investigation by the IRS Criminal Investigation Division and I Haven't Done Anything Wrong? So first I want you to take a breath and think about the phrase "I haven't done anything wrong" "I haven't done anything wrong" is a very absolute statement so if you're going to make that sort of absolute statement you need to be absolutely sure you haven't done anything wrong the problem is in a lot of cases is you have done something wrong you may have not had criminal intent behind it you may have not intended to defraud the government in some way but in some way your actions triggered an IRS Criminal Investigation if they didn't trigger any criminal investigation. The agents wouldn't be looking at you so there has to be some reason that the special agent is looking at you in particular special agents don't just fall out of the sky so it's really important to assess your level of culpability and to have an honest conversation about the beginning with that said special agents are by no means perfect and criminal cases are by no means a hundred percent accurate and what you usually deal with in criminal cases is you deal with levels of truth you deal with things that are a hundred percent true you deal with things that are sort of true and then you deal with things that are absolutely not true and, so the important thing is understand that this is a strategic position that you're in and that your goal really is to mitigate and minimize any impact that this criminal investigation is going to have it's not even about indictment although many cases head towards the US Attorney's Office and they don't spend time on you unless they're charted for you you don't get in their crosshairs by accident again but the important thing is Criminal Investigations have a lot of detrimental impacts people and so it is very very important that you work to protect yourself in any way that you can so even if you're completely innocent go retain criminal tax counsel go have a consultation with us let's sit down and build a strategy at the very least so that a at at worst you are completely prepared for something that never happens and then you don't have to worry about it but at best you're in a great position to prevent some serious serious consequences going forward.


Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA

Owner and Director of Legal
Brotman Law