Help! I Think I’m Wrapped Up In A Pyramid Scheme

What is a pyramid scheme? If you’re involved in a business or organization that relies on making money from recruiting investors — specifically the act of the owners or initial promoters of the business using investor recruitment, which in turn requires those investors to bring on more investors, and then those investors to bring on […]

So You’re Facing State or Federal Firearms Charges

What are firearms charges? The term “firearms charges” actually refers to a broad range of alleged crimes, ranging from illegally distributing, selling, purchasing, discharging, or even possessing a firearm. These charges can be especially serious when they relate to the transport of firearms across state lines, as they then become a federal vs. state charge.  […]

What Are the Panama Papers? What Are the Paradise Papers?

It’s no secret that many people, organizations, and corporations do not enjoy paying taxes. Many will do all they can through certain accounting practices and other methods to legally make use of loopholes or altogether circumvent aspects of the tax system in an effort to pay as few taxes as possible.  Though the idea of […]

I’ve Been Falsely Accused of a Crime? What Do I Do?

For many people, being falsely accused of a crime is one of their biggest fears, and for good reason. Let the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot help you navigate this very tricky situation so that you can do your best to protect your reputation and your freedom! For those of you familiar with the […]

What‌ ‌Is‌ ‌Mail‌ ‌and‌ ‌Wire‌ ‌Fraud?‌

Learn all about mail and wire fraud from the criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot. Our team of experts has nearly fifty years of experience in protecting the constitutional rights of citizens in the greater New Jersey area. We’re here to help you understand the law, your options should you […]

All About Bribery and the Foreign Corruption Practices Act

What is the Foreign Corruption Practices Act? Back in the late 1970s, the United States government enacted what is called the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA). This act was created in order to make it unlawful for U.S. citizens and certain issuers of foreign securities to knowingly garner or retain business or gain an improper […]

What Is Organized Crime?

You’ve probably heard of organized crime before, but what do you really know about it? What crimes fall under this umbrella term? Who commits organized crimes? And how are these crimes investigated and prosecuted? Let the legal defense experts at The Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot help you better understand these crimes and how […]

What Is Intellectual Property Theft?

Have you heard of intellectual property theft? It’s a crime that can victimize individuals and organizations alike, and with the advent of social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest, is more rampant than ever. Learn from the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot the specifics of this crime, how it affects victims, how it’s proven […]

What Is Mortgage Fraud?

In periods of economic strife, certain white collar crimes associated with bank fraud, such as mortgage fraud, tend to see an increase in occurrence.  The economic crisis of 2008 and the one we’re experiencing today are just such periods, and with those periods of increased criminal activity come increased attention from federal and state prosecutors, […]

Six Steps for Choosing a Criminal Defense Attorney

No one wants to go through the experience of being charged with a crime. It has the power to upend your entire world. Quite suddenly, your life and its regular day-to-day routine will be thrown by the wayside so you can focus on what has become the most important thing: building the kind of strong […]