You may have read our recent article about white-collar crime in Arizona, but what about blue-collar crime? We hear about these types of crime all the time, but it can be difficult to understand what they really mean. You probably don't even think much about such crimes-until you or a family member faces charges in Arizona.

The term "blue-collar crime" refers to any criminal act committed by a member of a lower social class. While those of higher social status can commit crimes such as embezzlement or bank fraud, those of lower social status usually don't have access to the kinds of resources that make white-collar crime possible. Blue-collar crime is generally dominated by violence and property damage, as opposed to fraud or embezzlement. Examples of Arizona blue-collar crime include:
  • Vandalism
  • Robbery
  • Assault
  • Shoplifting

Typically, police are more active in enforcing the laws relating to blue-collar crime, and courts are more likely to impose severe penalties. If you or a family member has been accused of vandalism in Phoenix or are otherwise involved in a criminal case in Maricopa County, give our compassionate Arizona criminal defense lawyers a call today at 1-888-929-5292. To thank you for stopping by, we'd also like to give you a free copy of our book, Arizona Criminal Law - What You Must Know.
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