What is an Initial Appearance/Arraignment in a Federal Criminal Tax Case?

What is an Initial Appearance/Arraignment in a Federal Criminal Tax Case?

Tax Law
By Anthony Diosdi When an individual is charged with most crimes, the focus of an investigation by law enforcement is typically directed to a limited historical event. Questions of where the defendant was on the night in question, what his or her relationship to the victim, whether he or she had any motive to commit the alleged crime can be pursued immediately by both the prosecution and the defense. Criminal tax cases are different. Most criminal investigations start with a defendant and seek a crime. The question is not whether the defendant did something wrong; it is whether the defendant did anything wrong. Any crime involving tax can result in criminal prosecution, whether it was committed yesterday or five years ago. As a result, criminal tax investigations can take years.If…
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