There’s no way around criminal tax investigations or charges,

Forsythe Law Office LLC can help you through.

Criminal tax investigations and charges can devastate yourpersonalandbusinesslives,and have a significant financial impact on you and your family. If you have been or have reason to believe you will be contacted by the IRS through their criminal division you need experienced legal representation.

Based in Kansas City, MO, Forsythe Law Office LLC is a law firm specializing in civil and criminal tax defense that represents taxpayers in Missouri and Kansas with state, local, and federal tax defense.

We specialize in representing taxpayers facing criminal charges in any of the following areas, and more:ce criminal charges in any of the following areas:

  • Criminal tax investigations
  • Tax fraud and evasion
  • False statements
  • Aiding and abetting
  • Conspiracy
  • Preparer defense
  • Failure to file
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Whistleblowers
  • Criminal trust fund recovery penalties

We Defend

Small Businesses, and Trusts

Involved In

Criminal Investigations & Charges


Missouri & Kansas State and Local Taxing Authorities
& The U.S. Federal Government

How is it helpful to have a tax attorney who practices both criminal and civil tax defense?

Civil tax investigations can escalate into criminal charges. Having an attorney who is experienced in both civil and criminal tax matters can mitigate any criminal exposure you may have going into a civil audit or investigation.

Why is having an attorney important when facing a criminal tax investigation?

People often believe they can navigate a criminal tax investigation independently because they do not always understand the serious criminal exposure they could have. IRS criminal investigators are trained to use language to imply that they are only trying to clear things up, and may even make it seem as if they have your best interest at heart. They do not. Once you speak with them, just as in any criminal investigation, what you say can be used against you.

The IRS Criminal Investigation Unit, also known as the Cl, and state tax investigators aggressively pursue tax crime leads from multiple referral sources to uncover the evidence they need to prosecute crimes successfully.

To properly navigate these conversations, understand the tax law, you need experienced and knowledgeable legal representation. An attorney can speak for you so you don’t incriminate yourself and open yourself to further investigation. Your attorney can negotiate on your behalf, document your case narrative, and manage many other critical matters.

We advise you to consult a criminal tax lawyer immediately if you suspect you may be involved in any tax or related investigation. And if you are visited by an IRS CI, do not talk to them even if they are just there to clear things up. Immediately seek an attorney with experience dealing with these types of investigations.

How does Forsythe Law Office LLC work with their clients?

Our job is to make molehills out of mountains. We conduct our own investigation so that both attorney and client have an understanding of the case, potential defenses, and outcomes.

We build your defenses and identify a plan to help you make your way through whatever comes your way. If you are charged, we help you understand your options, negotiate on your behalf, and build a strategic defense. And if we do end up at trial, Forsythe Law Office will assemble the resources required to secure the best possible outcome for your case.

For The Respect & Representations You Deserve

Contact us and start resolving your tax problems today.

Serving Citizens of Missouri & Kansas with Purpose for Over a Decade

+1 (816) 730-9120