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 […]

Some of the Most Outrageous White Collar Crimes of 2020

January 2020: Schemes of staged accidents land Washingtonians in federal prison for insurance fraud Two washingtonians from the Spokane area staged a total of seven accidents, including those related to fall, automobile, and boating accidents in order to defraud insurance companies out of payments to the tune of nearly $1.5 million. According to the U.S. […]

You’ve Been Charged With a Federal Crime: What You Need to Know

No one, and we repeat, no one wants to be charged with a crime. But being charged with a federal crime? That’s a whole different ball game, one that most aren’t prepared to play.  Of course, one of the primary differences between facing state and federal charges relate to jurisdiction, meaning that the resources and […]

I’ve Been Charged With a Crime — Now What? Essential Things You Should Do If You’ve Been Charged With A Crime

  For some, it’s an unfortunate but unavoidable fact: You’ve been charged with a crime. Or, you fear, you’re going to be charged with a crime. Either way, the magnitude of these circumstances can cause you to experience all sorts of emotions, which, in turn, can lead to reactive behaviors that could seriously jeopardize your […]

3 Things to Do Immediately After Being Arrested

Anyone who has been arrested before will tell you that it’s not a particularly pleasant experience. Even under the best of circumstances it’s still incredibly stressful. Your mind starts racing, your heart is beating too fast, and you start to panic. Of course even if you haven’t been arrested it’s easy to imagine what it […]

Are You Seeking a Criminal Lawyer in New Jersey?

Finding yourself smack dab in the middle of a difficult and stressful legal situation is enough to take a toll on pretty much anyone out there, but the good news is that finding the right criminal lawyer can make all the difference in the world. If you’re anything like most people then you’ll find that […]

Our Tips for Finding the Right Criminal Lawyer

  Finding a criminal lawyer can sometimes be a difficult prospect even under the best of circumstances, but when you’re in the middle of a difficult situation it gets that much trickier. So what can you do to make sure that you’re on the right track? The good news is that that’s the topic of […]

Find a Lawyer Who Can Do These Things

  Undertaking the task to find a lawyer can sometimes feel like a challenge, but the good news is that if you are reading this right now and you’re looking for a white collar crime lawyer in Newark or the surrounding area, you’re already off to a good start! At the Law Offices of Robert […]

Put Your Trust in an Experienced Newark Criminal Lawyer

If you’re facing white collar crime charges, there’s a good chance that your best bet is to seek a criminal lawyer with plenty of experience in defending clients. The good news is that at the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot, we have over four decades of experience in defending our clients against a variety […]

How Accurate Are Depictions of Criminal Law?

  The judge bangs the gavel while crying for order in the court. People are sobbing. Camera flashes are going off and the local media is reporting on the outcome of the trial. These are all things that we picture in our minds easily. For many of us, this is our idea of what a […]