Why You Should Speak to an Attorney Before Making a Statement

When you’re being investigated for a white collar crime, whether it’s tax fraud, tax evasion, bank fraud, or anything else, chances are that you’ll be notified that an investigation is underway. Your natural instinct, of course, will be to be cooperative with any officers or agents who are conducting the investigation. At some point or another, in an attempt to get to the bottom of things, these people might ask you to give a statement.

Whether you’re guilty or innocent, one of the worst things you can do is to make a statement without having an attorney present. Sure, you might just be trying to help or clear things up, but it’s always in your best interest to have a lawyer present who can advise you. At the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot, we always advocate for hiring a lawyer as early into the process as you possibly can because we can provide you with helpful advice at every step of the road.

Robert J. DeGroot to the Rescue

It might seem like an awkward situation to be in. After all, if you’re not guilty of committing any crimes, chances are that you’ll want to tell your side of the story and clear your name. You may even feel that asking for a lawyer is evidence of your incrimination or that it will make you look bad. Trust us when we say that this couldn’t be further from the truth. No matter who you’re speaking to, they’ll very likely understand what you’re going through and all you have to say is that it seems like you’re in a rather serious situation and you’d like to speak with your lawyer.

Any levelheaded person will understand that this is in your best interest because it’s likely that they would do the same thing if they were in your situation.

Looking for a Tax Fraud Lawyer in Newark?

Luckily for you, at the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot, we have plenty of experience in handling cases just like yours. Tax related crimes generally demand assistance from a qualified attorney and you can rest assured that Robert J. DeGroot will be exactly what you need to help you in your situation. With over four decades of experience to bring into each case, his goal is to secure a positive outcome for your particular situation no matter what you’re up against.

After all, the last thing you’d want is for what you’re saying to be misinterpreted by the authorities, so no matter what situation you find yourself in, it’s always a good idea to get a lawyer involved as soon as possible. Fortunately we have some good news–at the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot, we offer a free initial consultation, so you can see if working with us is a good fit.

Our mission is to make sure you have a trusted friend by your side during a difficult time in your life. Contact us today, because we’re here to help.