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What Do I Do if a Special Agent Contacts Me?

IRS Tax Investigation Defense

If a Special Agent contacts you, it is essential to contact an attorney immediately. This is a red flag and is a warning sign of potential legal issues to come.

Contact Our Tax Fraud Defense Lawyer BEFORE you talk with a Special Agent

While the agent will tell you that you are not required to speak with the Agent, and that you may have a lawyer present, the Agent will most likely continue asking you questions. Instead of answering, respectfully tell him that you would like to consult with counsel, and nothing more. If you are already under investigation by CID and you have been talking and “cooperating” with any Special Agent, STOP IMMEDIATELY and retain competent counsel. You are entitled to counsel from a licensed attorney at all points of this process.

Finding an Experienced South Carolina Tax Attorney

There are relatively few criminal tax investigations each year, so many attorneys lack directly relevant firsthand experience. Be sure to consider hiring an attorney with these qualifications and tax investigation experience.

Centrally located in Columbia, South Carolina, our firm has been serving clients for over 15 years.  Founded by former U.S. Attorney and assistant solicitor, Pete Strom, our experienced criminal defense attorneys include a former public defender, and a former Assistant Attorney General and Richland County Assistant Solicitor, as well as a tax lawyer familiar with IRS investigations.  Our experience and familiarity with prosecutorial techniques provide the basis for experienced and effective legal representation. We understand what is at stake and will aggressively fight to protect your rights.  Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.  We offer flexible payment options and accept Visa and Mastercard.

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