What to Look for in a Criminal Defense Attorney

You’ve been charged with a crime. Or maybe you suspect that you’re about to be charged with a crime. It doesn’t matter if the offense is an indictable  or a disorderly persons — the charges could have a major impact on your life and quite possibly change its trajectory.   Just about anyone can be […]

I’ve Been Charged With a Crime — Now What? Essential Things You Should Do If You’ve Been Charged With A Crime

  For some, it’s an unfortunate but unavoidable fact: You’ve been charged with a crime. Or, you fear, you’re going to be charged with a crime. Either way, the magnitude of these circumstances can cause you to experience all sorts of emotions, which, in turn, can lead to reactive behaviors that could seriously jeopardize your […]

What Constitutes Bank Fraud?

Bank fraud is a term that gets thrown around on a fairly regular basis, but the truth of the matter is that it’s a blanket term for a number of other crimes. That’s why in today’s post, we thought we’d take a look at a few of the things that constitute bank fraud. And, of […]

The Story of Bank Fraud at Wells Fargo Continues to Develop

Following the news in this day and age is often accompanied by the feeling of being overwhelmed. Whether the headlines are about what’s going on in Hollywood, what might happen regarding the world wide web and net neutrality, the countless number of political issues that are at the forefront of daily life, or even the […]

We Can Help You To Fight Against Bank Fraud Charges

Your day was going about as usual. You woke up, headed to work, grabbed some lunch, powered through your day, and returned home. That’s when you found out that you’re facing bank fraud charges. What are you supposed to do if you find yourself in a situation like this one? Chances are that you felt […]

3 Qualities of a Great Bank Fraud Attorney

Here at the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot, we’re proud to say that we’ve assembled a team of experts who can handle any case that comes our way. With over three decades of experience in our industry and a track record of success, we’re well equipped to handle everything from defending you against bank […]

3 Steps to Take If You’re Being Investigated for Bank Fraud

If you’re being investigated for bank fraud, there’s a good chance you’re feeling like there’s not much you can do for yourself. Fortunately for you, nothing is further from the truth. Although the recent housing downturn has made for an uptick in bank fraud and federal officials are conducting more investigations than ever, if you […]

What is Bank Fraud and When is it Time to Hire a Defense Attorney?

It’s well known that bank fraud is often considered a criminal offense, but how is it different than simply robbing a bank? The goal of both is the same, right? After all, at the end of the day, the goal of bank fraud and bank robbing are both to take home money that doesn’t belong […]

How the Online World Opens You Up to Bank Fraud

E-Commerce has boomed over the last 20 years for the purchase and sales of online products. As useful as the internet is, it also leaves individuals open to vulnerabilities with their bank accounts and personal identifying information. Tech savvy generation Y tends to be more open to using the internet without considering the bank fraud […]

Securities in Paper Checks to Prevent Check Fraud

One of the most common forms of bank fraud is through the use of checks. Individuals can simply steal checks and withdraw cash as their own. Other individuals may simply do what is called check kiting, or intentionally using checks for goods even though they know they have insufficient funds. Doctoring checks is much less […]