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.
What is a Blue Collar Crime?
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.
The following, which are crimes that cause injury to people or property,
are considered blue collar crimes:
What is a White Collar Crime?
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
- Wire fraud
- and more
Accused of a White or Blue Collar Crime? Call Henrickson & Sereebutra
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 Marietta criminal
defense lawyer at the firm. As former prosecutors with over 40 years combined
experience, we have a unique insight into criminal defense cases. Due
to our experience and because of their knowledge in regards to how law
enforcement and the prosecution works, we know exactly how to spot weaknesses
in the evidence and case against you. In every case, we work diligently
to see that our clients are afforded only the highest level of service.
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.
Marietta criminal defense attorney to determine how best to proceed.