​​What Happens If I Don’t Report My Business Income? 

Owning a business comes with many rewards as well as many responsibilities. Come April and one of these responsibilities include filing an annual income tax return. This non-revenue generating administrative aspect of your business might be mundane, but there are major legal and financial consequences if you neglect to file your taxes. Failure to file […]

How Does Having A Business Operating Agreement Protect Me During Times of Conflict?

Establishing a new business is a strategic and intentional process. In order to be successful, the operational responsibilities of the business shouldn’t be undermined by the enthusiasm of starting a new company. By this, we mean having a solid foundation for how your business is run will not only set you up for future success […]

What Is Bankruptcy Fraud?

Federal bankruptcy proceedings provide a framework for those who are heavily burdened by debt to get financial relief. There are honest and legitimate reasons as to why someone might need their slate wiped clean. However, in the United States, about 10 percent of bankruptcy filings involve fraudulent claims. Read on to learn how someone might […]

Help! What Should I Do If My Business Partner Is Involved in Criminal Activity? 

When things go sour in a business partnership, you might have the urge to walk away and never look back. It’s a situation no one wants to find themselves in, but it happens quite often – someone you once trusted financially, in business and in life, is now betraying you and the empire you created […]

Defense 101: Accused of A White Collar Crime? Do This!

Have you been accused of a white collar crime? Don’t panic! Do this instead. Believe it or not, the concept of white collar crime has only been around for 80 years.  White collar crime is typically categorized by actions that are non-violent in nature, and are most closely associated with alleged perpetrators who come from […]

5 Reasons to Choose the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot for Your Defense

Been accused of a crime? You need an attorney! It’s true. If you’ve been accused of committing a white collar crime, the first thing that you should do is secure an attorney.  Why? Your freedom hangs in the balance. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been falsely accused or not, law enforcement typically seeks out swift […]

I Think I’m Involved In An NFT Scam. What Do I Do?

What is an NFT? Odds are, you’ve probably heard the term “NFT” quite a bit lately, as their popularity has been surging quite a bit in the last few years. In fact, Google Trends notes that the search term “NFT” consistently rose throughout 2021, peaking in December of that year.  So, what is an NFT? […]

Some of 2021’s Most Outrageous Felonies

In the U.S., citizens are accused of crimes every single day With a population of over 330 million, it should come as no surprise that people in the United States are accused of criminal activity.  Though it is of course the responsibility of the prosecution in any case to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that […]

What Do You Know About Holiday Scams?

What are holiday scams? Holiday scams are essentially crimes committed against unwitting victims who, during the course of the Hanukkah and Christmas season, give away money, property, or other valuables to criminals willing to exploit their vulnerability by using holiday-related tactics. Though holiday scams have long existed, online shopping, email and phishing scams, and other […]

Are Pandemic Scams On The Rise?

COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of life, including crime In the late winter and early spring of 2020, our world changed when the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly spread around the globe, upending our sense of normalcy entirely. School, work, the global supply chain — seemingly everything has been affected by this virus.  People, as we often […]