Fort Lauderdale Tax Attorney, Christin Bucci, as Amicus Curiae, Petitions for a Writ of Certiorari to Supreme Court of the United States in Fifth Amendment Case Regarding Protections for Offshore Account Holders.

Do you think that you are protected by your Fifth Amendment Constitutional right against self-incrimination if you have offshore account holdings? Think again. Assaults on your rights are far reaching when it comes to U.S. citizens with monies in offshore bank accounts. You have no protections left. If this is you, we can help you come forward. The mountain will only get harder to climb if you don't act now. The Supreme Court has recently declined to take up the case which may have helped shield you from exposure. We urge you to address this situation, before the IRS and grand jury come knocking. The Florida tax attorneys at Bucci Law Offices can help.

Amici Curiae, counsel for John and Jane Doe, petitioned the Supreme Court for a Writ of Certiorari, to argue that an individual should be able to assert his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in response to grand jury subpoenas that demand a criminal target produce all his foreign bank account information, both known and unknown, to federal prosecutors. The grand jury currently requires that a suspected offshore account holder produce all foreign bank records of his holdings, that he, himself, has not kept, and in so doing, incriminate himself.

The government, in such a case, places the burden of production on the criminal target to make their case against him. Not only is this counter-intuitive to the way a criminal trial normally operates, but it is also unconstitutional to mandate that a criminal target gather and come forward with evidence that will incriminate him. This is the whole point of the privilege against self-incrimination, that a target need not testify against himself.

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