Are White Collar Crimes Felonies?

White collar crime sounds harmless — a person in business attire committing some kind of indiscretion that may end up with them being fired but won’t have a lasting effect on anyone else. This is wrong. White collar crime is treated very seriously and often prosecuted by the government resulting in long prison sentences and […]

​​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 […]

What Is Bankruptcy Fraud?

Federal bankruptcy proceedings provide a framework for those who are heavily burdened by debt to get financial relief. There are honest and legitimate reasons as to why someone might need their slate wiped clean. However, in the United States, about 10 percent of bankruptcy filings involve fraudulent claims. Read on to learn how someone might […]

Help! What Should I Do If My Business Partner Is Involved in Criminal Activity? 

When things go sour in a business partnership, you might have the urge to walk away and never look back. It’s a situation no one wants to find themselves in, but it happens quite often – someone you once trusted financially, in business and in life, is now betraying you and the empire you created […]

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 […]

5 Reasons to Choose the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot for Your Defense

Been accused of a crime? You need an attorney! It’s true. If you’ve been accused of committing a white collar crime, the first thing that you should do is secure an attorney.  Why? Your freedom hangs in the balance. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been falsely accused or not, law enforcement typically seeks out swift […]

Some of 2021’s Most Outrageous Felonies

In the U.S., citizens are accused of crimes every single day With a population of over 330 million, it should come as no surprise that people in the United States are accused of criminal activity.  Though it is of course the responsibility of the prosecution in any case to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that […]

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 […]

Get to Know Our Law Firm

We’ve written in the past about just how important it is to find a criminal lawyer that you can count on when you’re in need. Yes, the situation is stressful but taking the time to find a team that is qualified to handle your case can make all the difference. That’s why in today’s post […]

What to Do If You’ve Been Falsely Accused of a Crime

  Getting the news that you are under investigation for committing a crime–or worse yet, that you are being arrested–can come as quite the shock to many people. You’re going about your day as usual and out of the blue you get the news that seems like it will change your life forever. So what’s […]