Do not wait until you get charged with tax fraud, tax evasion or a related charge to speak with a lawyer. The Crown will often undertake lengthy and detailed investigations into these types of charges and will have already gathered significant amounts of evidence before charging anyone. By speaking with a lawyer at the first sign of trouble, you will not lose any leverage in the criminal process and your lawyer may be able to prevent charges from being filed in the first place.
At Engel & Associates, in Ottawa, our lawyers have more than 20 years of experience handling tax fraud and tax evasion defence. We know how police officers and The Crown often work when investigating these cases and what options our clients have for avoiding, reducing or dismissing these types of charges. We will ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best possible chance of avoiding a criminal record.
When our firm investigates these types of cases, we frequently work with accountants and other financial experts who can thoroughly review tax matters and help us build an effective defence. We have developed a reputation for fair dealing with The Crown and the courts, while serving clients well.
Frequently, we have been able to successfully resolve client cases and have done so at various stages of the criminal process — including before charges have been filed.