Pasadena Criminal Tax Defense Attorney – Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion

Do you need a criminal defense attorney? Daniel W. Layton, Esq., is an attorney who handles criminal tax fraud and evasion cases with unique insights about tax cases that many criminal defense attorneys lack.

When IRS audits and collections matters are handled properly, unnecessary criminal investigations should be avoided altogether. If you have a tax audit or collections matter, our savvy lawyers help clients avoid the pitfalls and traps for the unwary that most other lawyers and CPA's are unaware of. But, when you are facing the worst case scenario, there is no substitute for an attorney who has experience on both sides of the criminal courtroom. As a former federal prosecutor in the Tax Division of the downtown Los Angeles U.S. Attorneys' Office, Mr. Layton is familiar with the IRS's and the D.O.J.'s investigative tactics and courtroom strategies. As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Layton helps his clients keep aggressive investigators in check and protect his clients' rights.

Many tax attorneys will imply that they have "substantial litigation" experience - but have been to trial once or twice, or not at all. Mr. Layton's experience is at all levels of criminal investigations and court cases, from the first time a criminal agent leaves a card on your door, through grand jury investigations, trial, and after, including hearings for supervised release. Too much is on the line in criminal tax cases to hire a tax attorney who has only been to trial once or twice. Pasadena criminal tax defense attorney Daniel W. Layton brings over 15 years of experience in tax litigation in criminal and civil fraud cases to your side to protect your rights and zealously defend you from IRS overreach.

Mr. Layton has in-depth knowledge of the IRS's practices and procedures in fraud and tax evasion cases from his time in the government, where he routinely trained the IRS's Special Agents and auditors on the available tools to develop fraud cases and the limits of those tools. As defense counsel, he uses that inside knowledge to hold the IRS accountable for its missteps and to protect his clients' constitutional rights. Mr. Layton handles a variety of white-collar crime and tax evasion cases including:

  • Tax Fraud Defense
  • Tax Evasion Defense
  • FBAR Criminal Penalty Defense (willful failure to file correct/complete reports of offshore/foreign bank accounts under 31 U.S.C. 5322)
  • Bribery and Entrapment Defense
  • Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Defense (Return-Related Identity Theft)
  • Tax Return Preparer Defense
  • Sales & Use Tax Fraud Defense (including Tobacco Tax and Marijuana)

You can contact experienced tax trial attorney Daniel W. Layton, Esq., for a consultation by calling (626) 709-8602.