There is a way to fight back against unjust convictions and sentences. The justice system is flawed, and mistakes can happen. Prosecutors may be more interested in securing a conviction than finding the truth.
Unfortunately, the result is often many people getting railroaded. When this happens, you need a powerful ally in your corner who knows how to fight back against injustice.
That’s where we come in. At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, our experienced federal appeals lawyers are dedicated to helping you challenge unjust convictions and sentences. We’ll work with you every step of the way to build a strong appellate strategy to help you get the justice you deserve.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. Let us fight for your freedom and rights.
Tax Fraud Overview
Tax fraud refers to the deliberate and illegal act of not reporting or underreporting income, overstating deductions, or hiding assets to avoid paying taxes owed to the federal government.
This type of fraud can take many forms, including falsifying tax documents, creating false deductions, or failing to report income from illegal sources.
Examples of federal tax fraud include:
- Falsifying information on tax returns
- Hiding income
- Creating false deductions
- Failing to pay employment taxes
- Identity theft
If you have been convicted of tax fraud charges, you need a federal appeals lawyer to represent you during the appeals process. An experienced federal appellate lawyer can review your case to determine whether there were any legal errors or inconsistencies in the original trial that could be challenged on appeal.
Grounds for Appealing Tax Fraud Convictions and Sentences
You can appeal a conviction or sentence for tax fraud offenses on various grounds.
Some possible grounds for appeal include:
- Errors in the trial proceedings — If there were errors or irregularities in the trial proceedings, such as improper admission of evidence, biased jury selection, or incorrect jury instructions, this could be grounds for appeal.
- Ineffective assistance of counsel — If you believe the defense attorney did not provide adequate representation, such as failing to investigate or present important evidence, this could be grounds for appeal.
- Insufficient evidence — If there is not enough evidence to support a conviction, this could be grounds for appeal. You would need to show that the jury’s decision was not supported by the evidence presented at trial.
- Sentencing errors — If there were errors in the sentencing process, such as miscalculating the amount of tax owed, applying the wrong sentencing guidelines, or imposing an unreasonable sentence, this could be grounds for appeal.
The grounds for appeal can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case and the jurisdiction in which the case was tried. Appeals can be complex and require the skill of an experienced federal appellate attorney.
How Our Federal Appeals Attorneys Help You
If you have been convicted of tax fraud and are considering an appeal, it’s important to seek the assistance of experienced federal appeals attorneys.
Our federal appeals attorneys can help you:
- Evaluate your case — Our attorneys will thoroughly review your case and assess your chances of success on appeal. We will look for any errors or irregularities in the trial proceedings and other potential grounds for appeal.
- Develop a strategy — Based on our evaluation of your case, we will develop a strategy for your appeal. This may include identifying legal arguments, drafting briefs, and presenting oral arguments to the appellate court.
- Navigate the appeals process — Federal appeals can be complex and time-consuming. Our attorneys have extensive experience navigating the appeals process and can guide you through each step.
- Protect your rights — Our attorneys will work to protect your constitutional rights throughout the appeals process. This may include challenging evidence obtained illegally, asserting your right to effective counsel, and ensuring that your sentence is not excessive or unjust.
- Advocate for your best interests — Our attorneys advocate for your best interests. We will work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for your case, whether that means getting your conviction overturned or reducing your sentence.
If you are considering an appeal of your tax fraud conviction, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced federal appeals attorneys. We will provide you with the guidance and legal representation you need to protect your rights and fight for a favorable outcome.
Why Choose Our Law Firm for Your Tax Fraud Appeal
Choosing the right law firm for your tax fraud appeal is a crucial decision that can significantly impact the outcome of your case.
At Elizabeth Franklin-Best, our attorneys have extensive experience handling federal tax fraud appeals. We understand the complexities of these cases and have a proven track record of success.
We are dedicated to our clients and will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected and your voice is heard. To us, every case is unique and requires a customized approach. We will work closely with you to develop a strategy tailored to your needs and goals.
We also know that communication is key to a successful attorney-client relationship, and we will keep you informed throughout the appeals process, providing real-time advice and answers to your questions and concerns.
Contact Our Federal Appellate Attorneys Today
The appeals process can be lengthy and complex, and strict deadlines must be met. To ensure that your rights are protected, and your appeal has the best chance of success, you need experienced legal representation.
Contact us at Elizabeth Franklin-Best today to schedule a consultation with one of our federal appeals attorneys. We will review your case, assess your chances of success on appeal, and develop a customized strategy to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
FAQ: Tax Fraud Appeals
Can I still appeal if I pleaded guilty to tax fraud?
Yes, it may be possible to appeal a guilty plea in some circumstances. However, the grounds for appeal may be limited, and it’s important to consult with an experienced federal appeals attorney to determine your options.
How long does the appeals process take?
The appeals process can take several months to several years, depending on the complexity of the case and the specific court. It’s important to be patient and work closely with your attorney throughout the process.
How can a federal appeals attorney help me with my tax fraud appeal?
A federal appeals attorney can evaluate your case, develop a strategy, navigate the appeals process, protect your rights, and advocate for your best interests. Working with an experienced attorney can improve your chances of a successful appeal.