johny wrote:Hi ljtherock I will answer your question. It could be argued both ways as to wether the law expects the impossible. On the one hand I would say no, BUT I can see where you are going with this and yes the law does require you to know everything about the law. That is where the excuse of honestly believing you had a lawful right comes in. It is however down to you to prove this.
Good one ljtherock, good to see you about, but knowing you are always about Spiritually.
P.S. Do you have time or need for that device we spoke of.
legaleagle wrote:Hi ljtherock sorry about the third party reply before (some issues logging on, all resolved now.) You are certainly correct to say that we are all equal in the eyes of the law. The law (legislation) does not expect the impossible, it does however expect us to ensure we are operating within it. As I have said you cannot use (successfully at least) the excuse "I did not know it was illegal." You can however use the excuse "I thought what I was doing was legal," tho is because the law does not expect the average man to be an expert on the law.
Here is an example to (hopefully) illustrate it. Suppose I am banned from driving and ask you to let me drive your car with you in the passenger seat supervising me.You do so and we are stopped by the police. Now assuming that you did not know I was banned you have an excuse to the offence (use,cause or permit the driving of a motor vehicle without a license.) as you can say "I know people without a licence can drive so long as they are supervised." I do not have an excuse as know I (you would hope ) am banned from DRIVING not just DRIVING WITHOUT SUPERVISION.
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