​​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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

I’ve Been Accused of Securities and Commodities Fraud

What are securities and commodities fraud? The terms securities and commodities fraud are general terms that include a wide variety of different potential crimes, but can include crimes relating to investments, stocks, and other tradable financial assets.  Stealing from investors, embezzlement, intentionally misrepresenting a company’s financials to investors or to financial auditors, insider trading, or […]

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 […]