When an individual commits a crime, they are committing an act in violation
of the laws of the city, county, state, or country they are in, and may
be prosecuted and punished according to the law. There are many different
types of crimes, however. A major delineation is between blue collar and
white collar crimes. The term blue collar crime was originally coined
to mean those crimes committed by someone from the working or lower class
of society. Today, blue collar crimes are typically those crimes that
are considered to be fueled on by passion, rage or other emotions, as
compared to those that are carefully calculated and executed. Crimes that
cause injury to people or property, such as
burglary or other
drug crimes are all considered to be blue collar crimes.
White collar crimes, on the other hand, originally referred to those crimes committed by individuals
with a higher social status or upper-level occupation that often required
them to wear a suit and a white collared shirt. In this day and age, white
collar crimes are those crimes which are generally committed in a business
setting and are considered to be non-violent. Some people refer to white
collar crimes as "paper crimes". A few examples of white collar
crimes include wire fraud,
forgery, embezzlement and more.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for committing a crime in or around
Marietta, the first thing you need to do is contact a criminal defense
lawyer at the firm. As former prosecutors with over 40 years combined
experience, the attorneys at Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC have a unique
insight into the criminal defense cases of their clients. Due to their
experience and because of their knowledge on how law enforcement and the
prosecution work, the attorneys at the firm know exactly how to spot weaknesses
in the evidence and case against you. The entire firm works diligently
to see their clients are afforded only the highest level of service and
the firm is committed to seeing their clients' rights protected.
Whether you have been arrested for a blue collar or a white collar crime,
a conviction will have a serious impact on your freedom and your future.
You owe it to yourself to contact a
Marietta criminal defense attorney at the firm immediately in order to determine how best to proceed.