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 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 […]

Drug Possession in New Jersey: What you need to know.

From the most minor to the most extreme white collar crime cases in Newark, Robert DeGroot Law is here for you. As New Jersey’s heroin death rates have tripled the national rate since 2008 and last year’s 18,500 reported rehab cases in the Newark metro area alone, the number of drug possession and federal drug possession […]

Traveling with Prescription Controlled Substances

Traveling with controlled prescription medications can pose some unique challenges. You’ve legally obtained your prescription from your general practitioner and have been using the particular drug for a medical relevent use. But you need to travel for work and bring your prescription through an airport or you keep your medication in your car for when […]

3 Winning Qualities To Look For In A Drug Possession Lawyer

Facing drug possession charges is a difficult and stressful position to be in. Depending on the type and amount of drug in question, as well as additional charges that may apply, you could be facing serious penalties. Those penalties include fines and prison time, but could also have far reaching effects on your future ability […]

When Does A Drug Crime Become A Federal Offense?

Federal drug possession charges can come with severe mandatory sentencing and few opportunities for probation. There is also a high likelihood that you will not be able to get parole. If your name has been mentioned in a federal drug possession case, you need to contact us right away for a free initial consultation with […]

Arrested On Federal Drug Charges In Newark?

Handling drug possession defense at the federal level requires a separate area of expertise. We will fight tenaciously against the prosecution’s case, doing everything in our power to limit your exposure to the consequences of a conviction. You need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer from Newark that will be with you every step of the […]

What To Do If You’re Arrested For Federal Drug Charges In Trenton

While the circumstances of any given case may be similar, the potential penalties for a drug crimes conviction at the federal level are significantly harsher than those at the state and local level. If you are facing federal drug charges, it is crucial to have a federal criminal defense attorney in Newark on your side capable […]

Why Do I Need A “Criminal Defense Lawyer” When I’m Not A Criminal?

One of the most important tenants of our legal system is that you have the presumption of innocence, more commonly said in this way: “you are innocent until proven guilty.” So even if you haven’t done anything wrong, why would you need to call a “criminal defense lawyer”? You might ask yourself if associating yourself […]

Drug Charges Can Be Fought By The Right Drug Possession Attorney

If there’s one thing that’s been made perfectly clear by the burgeoning marijuana industry, it’s that the laws and the public attitude toward drugs is constantly changing. As some drugs become accepted, other’s become more demonized. Do you know the constantly changing laws for New Jersey, its neighboring states, and the federal government? Better yet, […]