It is a universal term - Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking the law. The charging officer, district attorney, and ultimately judge/jury belabor this notion to no avail. Im not going to extend this to a collective criminal populous, but generally speaking common criminals lack the reasoning /education to arrive at prudent decisions on how to proceed in a legal framework. Lets use Washington State as an example in regards to legalities. I contend that a vast majority of individuals whom invested in higher education probably cannot derive a firm understanding of revised codes of WA. Anyone whom is not employed as a partner at a law-firm will encounter difficulty in interpreting laws. Im not offering criminals an excuse for breaking the law. My position is merely, that most civilians (including myself) are ignorant to a myriad of laws that we unknowingly violate daily, weekly, around fishing/hunting season, etc. In summation, legal jargon is ineffective when a citizen strives to actually learn the entailments of a code, but fails due to misinterpretation, and worse is subsequently charged for violating said code. My question: is there anything citizens can do to learn the law without essentially preparing to take the Bar? Should an intermediary exist whom can help translate the rule into meaningful terms for diligent civilians attempting to obey? Should this be a commercial opportunity subsidized by the government? Just pointing out that recent posts reference citizens habitually breaking laws, even felony offenses, thus the issue seems pertinent. Please share thoughts!