Part 1 – The Other DUI: Driving Under the Influence (of Ignorance)

  Almost everybody knows the maxim: “ignorance of the law is no excuse” (meaning, one’s lack of awareness about a law will not save him or her from criminal liability should they violate it). And yet, my experience as a criminal defense lawyer in Miami has shown me that an overwhelming majority of people in South Florida are just that: ignorant of the law. Of course, it should go without saying that nobody, not even lawyers with unparalleled legal literacy, are cognizant of every law. Such are the constraints that inhere in the human condition. But shouldn’t everybody have a basic...

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