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            The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a bureau of the United States Department of Treasury charged with administering and enforcing the internal revenue laws.  In 2005 alone, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division (CID) initiated 4,269 investigations.  These investigations were for: tax fraud, insurance fraud, excise tax fraud, gaming, abusive return preparers, corporate fraud, money laundering schemes, and narcotics enforcement.  Sixty-seven percent of those investigations resulted in a recommendation for prosecution.  Fifty percent of those recommended prosecutions resulted in criminal convictions.
          
An IRS investigation, especially a CID investigation, is a very serious matter that requires appropriate representation.  An IRS criminal investigation is different than an audit.  In an audit, the IRS is attempting to determine if you have correctly reported your tax liability.  In a criminal tax investigation, the government is preparing a case so that the U.S. Attorney can prosecute you and possibly put you in prison. The IRS often will contact people directly by surprise and without prior notice.  Under no circumstance should you talk with or attempt to deal, in any way, with the IRS. You are not required to answer any questions or help the IRS to prosecute you. The IRS is not there to help you.  Anything you say to the IRS will be used against you.  You cannot take back what has already been said.

CID investigators are federal agents trained in law enforcement and often are certified public accountants.  When a CID agent completes an initial investigation and recommends prosecution of an individual, there are often two levels of review by IRS attorneys before approval of prosecution.  After the IRS approves prosecution at its highest level, the case is forwarded to the United States Department of Justice Tax Division in Washington, DC, where federal prosecutors, specializing in criminal tax violations, review the case and decide whether or not to authorize prosecution. If the Department of Justice Tax Division in Washington approves prosecution, the case is sent to the local United States Attorney's Office with the direction that the individual or individuals be indicted and prosecuted for the offenses alleged.

Because the IRS uses a multi-tiered prosecution approval process, having a strong advocate to help you through this process is crucial.  Early representation is crucial.  Having an advocate who can help persuade the IRS not to prosecute you at an early stage is much better than having to defend a case in front of a federal jury.

The IRS has tremendous resources and vigorously prosecutes criminal tax cases.  The consequences of a criminal tax violation are severe.  Do not take a chance when it comes to your representation.  Our firm can help you through this process.

Through our extensive white collar criminal defense experience, the law offices of David M. Garvin, P.A. has collaborated with specialists in other fields to defend those accused of tax-related and other economic crimes.  These relationships allow Heurlin Sherlock Laird to present a thorough defense in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  This collaboration is important given the increasing emphasis on federal and state cooperation in investigation and enforcement.
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          Tax and criminal trial lawyer David M. Garvin, P.A. is AVVO rated as excellent and has been recognized as one of the top criminal defense litigator in the country. He holds a Martindale Hubbell AV rating* , has been recognized by SuperLawyers (limited to the top 5% of attorneys in Florida) and was selected by the  Daily Business Review as the "Most Effective Lawyer for 2010 in the area of complex litigation".

           The law offices of David M. Garvin, P.A. concentrates on serious criminal tax cases and white collar crime defense.  Mr. Garvin is a Florida Bar Certified tax attorney and accepts cases nationally. Mr. Garvin defends serious tax and criminal cases alleging tax fraud, bank fraud, healthcare fraud, commodities fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, ponzi schemes, tax evasion, money laundering, false statements and other serious white collar crimes.

           To make an appointment please call in Miami (305) 371-8101, in Tampa (813) 413-0140, in Orlando (407) 218-4650 or email to: ontrial2@gmail.com

          The hiring of a Federal tax and criminal defense law firm is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you make any decision, ask us to send you free written information about our tax and criminal attorney qualifications and experience.

                                                          Mr. Garvin has been selected as one of the "12 TO WATCH IN 2012"  by Attorney At Law magazine.

          This web site is designed for general information only.  The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a atty/client relationship. To learn what is a criminal and  tax attorney read our pages.

          The tax defense firm of David M. Garvin, P.A. has proudly provided exemplary legal services to clients throughout the United States including Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Hollywood, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Key West, Tallahassee, Miami, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Knoxville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Little Rock, San Diego, Cleveland, Washington DC, Las Vegas and Boston. Servicing Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Monroe County, Leon County, Duval County and Collier County.

                                                                   
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