Three Qualities You Need In A Defense Attorney

dreamstime_xxl_27008815If you’re facing a criminal charge, the most important step you can take is to call an appropriate defense attorney. For serious, complex charges such as tax evasion or other tax fraud charges, the attorney you choose needs to have a few specific qualities in order to give you the best possible result. If you’re looking for a criminal defense attorney, consider whether or not your potential candidates exhibit these qualities:


When looking for a defense lawyer to take on your case, you should choose a firm based out of the same area where your case is pending. Besides the convenience of having your attorney close by, a lawyer who has litigated cases in your area will be more familiar with local procedures, judges, prosecutors, police, and other relevant personnel. This familiarity means your attorney will be better equipped to navigate the local system. The Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot have been operating out of the Newark area since 1972.


A good defense attorney will have adequate experience with the offense you’re being charged with. At the Law Offices Of Robert J. DeGroot, we have over 40 years of experience limiting our clients’ exposures to damaging criminal charges. We can handle state and federal cases related to tax fraud, health care fraud and other white collar crimes, drug trafficking, and more.


Your defense attorney should be someone who you are comfortable with. An ineffective attorney does not take the time to get to know his or her clients. At Robert J. DeGroot, we take the necessary time to get to know our client. Each client has individual needs, and no two cases are exactly alike. We give all of our clients the individualized attention they need, and we treat them with courtesy and professionalism.

Our attorneys specialize in white collar crime. Contact our offices if you need defense for a bank fraud, public corruption, tax fraud, or other charge in the Newark area.