Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat

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NOTE: THIS ARTICLE is a reprint from the blog of reverend Kevin Rogers of New Song Church in Windsor, Ontario and is reproduced here for your convenience. You can visit the his blog called "The Orphan Age" HERE.

 

Ignorantia juris non excusat…

 

This is Latin for ‘ignorance of the law excuses not’
or ‘ignorance of the law excuses no one’.

 

Perhaps you have had this experience when an officer pulls
you over for speeding and asks if you saw the speed limit sign. It turns out
that knowing it, doesn’t stop you from getting a ticket.

 

Under our legal system, Canadians are expected to know
what the law says. But this doesn’t mean we all have to be legal experts. It’s
not realistic for everyone to memorize all the laws! Not even lawyers know all
this information. The rule “ignorance of the law is no excuse” really means
that people can’t defend their actions by claiming they didn’t know the law.
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How is it possible for any Canadian to truly know the ever-increasing volume of laws that are on the books? Have you seen a lawyer’s book shelves? You could literally be breaking a law right now and not know that you are.

 

In some cases, a merciful judge may take into consideration
your ignorance and that could have a bearing on your punishment.

 

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