We welcome you to compare the reputation, experience and trial results of David M. Garvin with that of any criminal and/or tax defense lawyer or law firm in the country. Mr. Garvin’s reputation is based upon his knowledge of the law, skill in the courtroom, and the experience of more than 35 years defending clients in white collar crime and criminal tax cases. The results Mr. Garvin has obtained for his clients have impressed the legal community knowledgeable of his work for years. Mr. Garvin knows that the majority of his clients are good people who often do not even know what they did to get into such legal difficulties. He knows that clients with these particular legal issues often are unable to sleep and lie in bed staring at the ceiling thinking: what can I possibly do to solve this crisis? Mr. Garvin urges you to contact a qualified professional as soon as possible. Do not try to “go it alone”. Contact our Miami office today for a consultation: (305) 371-8101.
Please visit our practice area overview for information on some of our specific areas of criminal defense practice. Mr. Garvin and his legal defense team will assist you in every facet of your case and will guide you in the preparation of your defense.
Individuals and businesses facing the threat of investigation or imminent criminal charges are urged to contact the Miami law office of David M. Garvin, P.A. today for a consultation. Mr. Garvin and his highly respected criminal defense team are prepared to intervene on your behalf.How Many Taxpayers Have Won Their Criminal Tax Trial
During the past 18 years (1999 through 2016) only a modest number of taxpayers won their criminal tax trial and were found NOT GUILTY on all counts. The number of taxpayers acquitted during the past 18 years (1999-2016) is as follows:
56 in the Northern Region: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire,Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.
62 in the Western Region: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Hawaii, and Alaska.
81 in the Southern Region: New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.Southern Region Has Over 350,000 Active Lawyers
There have been 81 taxpayers that have been found Not Guilty on all counts during the past 18 years in the Southern United States Region. The states comprising the Southern United States Region has 350,000 active lawyers. The number of lawyers by state is as follows:StateActive LawyersStateActive LawyersStateActive LawyersNM5,581TX87,957LA19,099AR7,320MO24,922TN18,288MS7,094AL14,666FL75,697GA31,499SC10,208NC23,325VA24,193WV4,922–One Lawyer Was Responsible For Approx. 10% of the Acquittals in the Southern Region
Out of the 350,000 active lawyers in the Southern Region, one lawyer, David M. Garvin, represented approximately 10% of the 81 taxpayers that won their criminal tax jury trial during the past 18 years. These taxpayers were found Not Guilty on all counts.Less than 1% of All Lawyers Have Won a Criminal Tax Trial for the Defendant
It is estimated that less than 1% of all defense attorneys have successfully tried a federal criminal tax case. (Not guilty verdicts on all counts.) However, Mr. Garvin has successfully tried numerous federal criminal and tax cases.
Before selecting a criminal defense attorney to represent you in a federal white collar crime or criminal tax case it is important to ask for information concerning the attorney’s trial experience.We welcome you to compare our trial results to any other firm’s or lawyer’s.
* Note: The results of each trial are largely affected by the unique facts of that case. Past results are not a guarantee of future success.There is one factor that is the most significant.
There is one single factor that is the most significant when selecting the best criminal tax lawyer for your case. This single factor is important no matter what geographic location of your criminal tax lawyer, whether you are searching for the best criminal tax attorney to represent you in New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, or any other city in the United States. That one factor is the lawyer’s trial record in defending federal criminal tax cases. Quite simply, in an area of the law were the IRS boasts that over 90% of its indictments result in a conviction, the single most important question a taxpayer must determine when selecting a lawyer is: Does the lawyer you are considering have an extensive trial record of winning federal criminal tax cases?
It is estimated that 90% of all criminal lawyers have never won a criminal tax jury case for the defense. For this purpose “win” means the jury found the taxpayer NOT GUILTY on all counts. Many lawyers claim they have won criminal tax cases but, when you look closely at the cases they cite, you will find that they won a few counts alleged in the indictment but lost the remaining counts. Often the clients of these lawyers were sentenced to serve substantial amounts of time in jail. This is hardly a victory for the taxpayer. A true win for the taxpayer only occurs when all counts are either dropped by the IRS, dismissed by the Court, or found not guilty by the jury’s verdict.
A taxpayer must do his due diligence. Ask the lawyer for each and every name and case number of the criminal tax cases the lawyer represents that he has won. Look on PACER and locate the actual jury verdict. If the jury found the taxpayer not guilty on each and every count and the taxpayer left the courthouse as a free man, it was a victory for the defense. The search for the best criminal tax lawyer should be a search of lawyers nationwide. Generally, depositions are not permitted in federal criminal cases. There are very few motions filed that require the lawyers to appear in Court prior to the actual commencement of the jury trial. As a result, top criminal tax lawyers are able to accept cases located throughout the United States.
If the taxpayer does his due diligence he will ultimately locate the lawyer who has won the most criminal tax cases for the defense. We welcome you to compare the criminal tax trial record of David M. Garvin to any lawyer or law firm.
* Note: The results of each trial are largely affected by the unique facts of that case. Past results are not a guarantee of future success.
Frequently asked questions.
The following is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions by taxpayer’s who learn that they are under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service or have been indicted of one or more tax crimes.
Tax Evasion is a federal tax crime pursuant to Section 7201 of the Internal Revenue Code. Section 7201 states: Any person who willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat any tax imposed by this title or the payment thereof shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $100,000 ($500,000 in a case of a corporation), or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution. The crime of tax evasion can emanate from the filing of a false tax return. However, the crime of tax evasion may also emanate from the willful failure to pay a tax due when the taxpayer has taken steps to conceal funds to prevent the IRS from learning of or obtaining such funds. The crime of tax evasion requires the IRS to prove that a substantial amount of tax was due at the time of the alleged evasion.
Tax fraud is the willful violation of one or more Internal Revenue laws, rules, and/or regulations. The Internal Revenue laws are found in Title 26 of the United States Code, also referred to as the Internal Revenue Code. The term tax fraud encompasses the crimes of tax evasion (Section 7201), willful failure to collect, account for and pay over a tax (Section 7202), willful failure to file a return or pay a tax (Section 7203) and the filing or preparation of a false return (Section 7206). The term tax fraud is often used by taxpayers to describe any and all willful conduct by persons to impede the Internal Revenue Service from the implementation of the tax laws.
What is willful failure to file a tax return?