Cannabis Is Now Legal In New Jersey So What Does That Mean For You?

When a formerly illegal drug is now deemed legal for consumption, what does this really mean? Let the Criminal Defense Attorneys of The Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot help you understand what this new cannabis legalization means and what it doesn’t mean.  Cannabis is now legal in the state of New Jersey In February […]

I’ve Been Falsely Accused of a Crime? What Do I Do?

For many people, being falsely accused of a crime is one of their biggest fears, and for good reason. Let the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot help you navigate this very tricky situation so that you can do your best to protect your reputation and your freedom! For those of you familiar with the […]

What‌ ‌Is‌ ‌Mail‌ ‌and‌ ‌Wire‌ ‌Fraud?‌

Learn all about mail and wire fraud from the criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot. Our team of experts has nearly fifty years of experience in protecting the constitutional rights of citizens in the greater New Jersey area. We’re here to help you understand the law, your options should you […]

All About Bribery and the Foreign Corruption Practices Act

What is the Foreign Corruption Practices Act? Back in the late 1970s, the United States government enacted what is called the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA). This act was created in order to make it unlawful for U.S. citizens and certain issuers of foreign securities to knowingly garner or retain business or gain an improper […]

What Is Organized Crime?

You’ve probably heard of organized crime before, but what do you really know about it? What crimes fall under this umbrella term? Who commits organized crimes? And how are these crimes investigated and prosecuted? Let the legal defense experts at The Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot help you better understand these crimes and how […]

What Is Intellectual Property Theft?

Have you heard of intellectual property theft? It’s a crime that can victimize individuals and organizations alike, and with the advent of social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest, is more rampant than ever. Learn from the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot the specifics of this crime, how it affects victims, how it’s proven […]

What Is Corporate Fraud?

Let the experts at the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot help you better understand the specifics of corporate fraud, how the FBI and federal and state prosecutors treat this type of misconduct, and how defense attorneys help the accused protect their constitutional rights. What is corporate fraud? Corporate fraud can be broadly defined as […]

What Are the Three Most Common White Collar Crimes?

What is white collar crime?  According to the FBI’s own definition, white collar crime is a term that originated in the late 1930s in reference to the category of crimes that are usually financial in nature — either in an effort to scam, steal money or property, or to avoid paying or losing it  —  […]

Some of the Most Outrageous White Collar Crimes of 2020

January 2020: Schemes of staged accidents land Washingtonians in federal prison for insurance fraud Two washingtonians from the Spokane area staged a total of seven accidents, including those related to fall, automobile, and boating accidents in order to defraud insurance companies out of payments to the tune of nearly $1.5 million. According to the U.S. […]

What Is Bank Fraud?

Bank fraud is the potential unlawful acquisition of money, property, or other valuables from a financial institution such as a bank or a credit union, or it can be defined as the acquisition of money, property, or other valuables by misrepresenting oneself or their business as one of the aforementioned financial institutions.  This is a […]