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 […]

Am I Allowed to Contact My Accuser or Witnesses After I’ve Been Accused of a Crime?

You have rights, and so does your accuser When it comes to criminal court proceedings, in addition to other constitutionally afforded rights, it is a defendant’s right to have a fair, speedy trial, as well as legal representation that is either secured by the defendant themselves, or one that is appointed to them should they […]

I’m the Taxman

It was American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin who famously stated, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except for death and taxes,” but it was George Harrison who said, “Now my advice for those who die/Declare the pennies on your eyes” a lyric featured in one of The Beatles most famous songs, […]

2021’s Most Outrageous White Collar Crimes…So Far

January 2021: The Case of Motorized Surfboard Scam This past January, a Florida man was sentenced to six years in prison for scamming investors out of $400,000, the latter of whom believed their investments were going toward the production and distribution of motorized surfboards.  The convicted man created a company he called KRM Services and […]

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 […]

What Is Prescription Drug Fraud?

What is prescription drug fraud? Prescription drug fraud is the illegal procurement of a controlled substance use for medication. This form of fraud can occur in hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical facilities where such drugs are prescribed, stored, and/or legally distributed. Prescription drug fraud can encompass a wide variety of specific acts, including (but not […]

What Happens When a Pharmacist Steals Drugs?

Prescription drug fraud is a common phenomenon. Each and every day, people all across the United States commit fraud in an attempt to illegally obtain prescription drugs. Regardless of whether or not the intent is to resell these drugs on the black market, or to use them for personal consumption, a serious crime is being […]

I’ve been charged with healthcare fraud! What should I do?

If you’ve been charged with healthcare fraud in New Jersey,you need the right knowledge and legal defense plan! According to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, the annual cost of healthcare fraud in the United States is nearly seventy billion dollars. Healthcare fraud and abuse is considered a federal crime. Additionally, there are also state-level […]

I’ve been accused of drug trafficking in New Jersey. What should I do?

What is drug trafficking? Drug trafficking is often narrowly thought of as the distribution of illegal drugs, but can also refer to a broader variety of activities beyond distribution, including cultivation, manufacturing, importation, and sale of illicit substances.  It’s important to note that drug trafficking is distinctly different than drug possession. Drug possession is the […]

I’ve been accused of tax fraud. How can a defense attorney help me?

What is tax fraud? Tax fraud, or tax evasion, is the deliberate evasion of tax payments or the deliberate obfuscation of accurate tax assessments. Tax evasion can be conducted by individuals, corporations, or trusts. Typically tax fraud is done through the misrepresentation of the individual, corporation, or trust’s financial affairs to the Internal Revenue Service […]