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Difference Between Blue Collar and White Collar Crimes

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 property crimes, theft crimes, sex crimes, assault, and 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.

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