Davis & Hoss, PC will defend you in federal court against allegations of tax evasion or filing a false tax return.

In federal criminal cases involving tax evasion or filing false tax returns, defendants often seek a sentence of probation or home confinement rather than incarceration. This can be an uphill battle, as the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines typically recommend a term of imprisonment for such offenses. However, experienced federal criminal defense attorneys know how to effectively argue for a variance from the Guidelines based on the specific facts and circumstances of the case.

One recent case our firm handled involved a client charged with making a false tax return in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7206(1). Despite facing an advisory Guidelines range of 18-24 months in prison, we successfully obtained a sentence of probation and home confinement for our client based on mitigating factors such as:

– Our client’s lack of any prior criminal history

– His strong family support and deep ties to the community

– His blue-collar work history

– The extraordinary and timely payment he made in restitution before being charged

– His existing and ongoing serious medical issues

– His cooperation with the investigation by hiring an accountant to review his tax liability

– The lack of sophistication in committing the offense and low risk of recidivism

In a detailed sentencing memorandum, we marshaled case law, analyzed the 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a) factors, and provided extensive evidence of our client’s good character through letters from family, friends, and members of his rural farming community. We argued that a non-custodial sentence would afford adequate deterrence and protect the public while allowing our client to continue supporting his family, employees, and farming operation.

Crafting a persuasive argument for a variance in federal sentencing requires in-depth knowledge of the law, meticulous preparation of evidence, and an ability to humanize the client before the court.

At Davis & Hoss, PC, our federal criminal defense team draws upon decades of collective experience to advocate for the best possible outcome for our clients facing serious charges.