How To Protect Yourself Against Drug Trafficking Charges in the State of New Jersey

Information to Help You Understand a Drug Trafficking Charge   Drug Trafficking in New Jersey Drug trafficking is defined as the illegal sale, manufacture or creation, transport, movement, and/or distribution of any substance that is either illegal to own or was illegally acquired. In New Jersey, if you are charged with a drug trafficking offense, your […]

How does White Collar Crime Affect Society?

White collar crime creates the mental image of men in business suits doing something illegal and reaping the benefits of that action. Most people assume white collar crime is something that “just happens”and that the effects of it are seldom felt by the average person. However, white collar crimes vary in number and degree and […]

What Is the Difference Between Street Crime and White Collar Crime?

White collar crime and street crime — what’s the difference? You’ve probably heard the terms street crime and white collar crime before, and unless you’ve had a reason to, you may not understand the distinctions between these two categories of crime.  They are different from one another, both in the way that they’re defined, and […]

What Is the Most Common Punishment for White Collar Crime?

What happens when someone is convicted of a white collar crime? As is the case with many criminal prosecutions, the answer to “what is the most common punishment for white collar crime?” is, “It depends on the circumstances.” Now, in the most general sense, if someone was convicted of a white collar crime, then they […]

Is Tax Evasion a White Collar Crime?

I’ve been accused of tax evasion. What should I do? No matter what you’ve been accused of, the most important thing you can do in order to protect your constitutional rights, including the potential for fines, probation, or even prison, is to secure a criminal defense attorney.  Your criminal defense attorney’s job, of course, is […]

​​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 […]