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Ignorance Not A Defense - Or Is It?

Posted By Criminal Law Standard || 20-Sep-2010


    Under Texas criminal Law, ignorance of the law is not a defense to prosecution.  There are, however, two exceptions to this rule. 

    Ignorance of the law may be a defense if the person charged with the crime believed their conduct was not a crime AND acted in reliance upon an official statement of law made by an administrative agency responsible for interpreting the law, or an interpretation of the law contained in a court's written opinion or record made by the official responsible for interpreting the law at issue. 

    Although these two exceptions apply only in rare cases, it is important to hire a criminal attorney who knows when, and under what circumstances, ignorance is a valid defense to criminal charges. 

    Dallas criminal defense attorney Tom D'Amore has taken to verdict more than 400 jury trials, and has handled literally thousands of criminal cases during his 23 year career as a criminal attorney.  Tom's results speak to his legal knowledge, attention to detail, and talent. 

    If you have been charged with a crime and want to hire a highly successful and experienced attorney, contact the D'Amore Law Firm and schedule a free case evaluation.
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