What Happens When You’re Charged With a Crime

The majority of people out there have never been charged with a crime. That means that if it happens to you, it can come as quite the shock! But what is it that happens when you’re charged with a crime? Is it always the same? Are there any particular things that you should definitely do? Are there things you should definitely not do?

At The Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot, our goal is to take your difficult situation and make it a bit easier for you. We know that what you’re going through is probably incredibly difficult to navigate, but we strive to provide our clients with the best possible service. That’s why in today’s blog, we’ll take a look at a few of the things you might expect in your situation. Keep reading to learn more!

You Will Likely Be Arrested

In the event of a white collar crime–or most other crimes for that matter–the first thing you can expect is to be arrested. Depending on where you live, the amount of time it takes for the next step can vary a bit, but in general, you can expect to be charged with a crime after your arrest. Most of the time this happens within a couple of days, but depending on your situation, the charge (or charges) that is initially brought against you could change to something else by the time everything is said and done.

Hire a White Collar Crime Lawyer

We’ve said this a number of times on our blog, but hiring an attorney as early on in the process as you can is always your best move to make. Having someone you trust by your side is absolutely invaluable, but having a lawyer who has plenty of experience in dealing with cases similar to yours and who knows how to help you navigate through the process of what’s to come is absolutely vital.

When you hire a lawyer, you will want to be certain that he or she has experience in working with the types of cases that are similar to yours. After all, would you rather have someone who has some experience in other areas, but none in yours, or someone who has been practicing law in the area of your case for years? You will very likely be feeling stress and pressure during a situation as difficult as this and having the right attorney by your side during the process can help to negate some of those feelings and replace them with optimism for what’s to come.

By Your Side Every Step of the Way

No matter how the situation plays out–whether you have a preliminary hearing or not–your lawyer will be with you each step of the way. The Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot are located in Newark, NJ and if you’re in our neck of the woods, we’d be glad to take on your case. Our team of dedicated individuals helps to make your life a bit easier.

With over four decades of experience, white collar crime lawyer Robert J. DeGroot knows what it takes to secure a positive resolution for his clients. Backed by a team of associates and paralegals, our law firm will fight for you by utilizing our experience and a commitment to personal service and we’ll be there for you every step of the way. No matter what you’re up against, we want you to know that there is hope when you put your trust in us.

Schedule a Free Consultation

We are happy to provide our potential clients with a free initial consultation. It is completely confidential and you can speak to us about the specifics of what’s going on with your case and see if you think working with us would be a good fit. If you choose to move forward with us, you can rely on our team to work hard for you. You deserve to be well represented no matter what it is that you’re up against and we would be glad to fight for you.

Feel free to contact us online to set up a time to speak or give us a call at 973-643-1930 if you’d rather speak on the phone right away. We look forward to hearing from you!