Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse by Brian J Willett


“Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse” is the insightful book written by Double Board Certified attorney Brian J. Willett. This book depicts a common sense approach to understanding the Texas Criminal Justice system. The book is written for the “non attorney” and is filled with astute examples which explain many of the common criminal laws and procedures in the State of Texas. It includes information on topics such as family assaults, drugs, DWIs, weapon charges, sexual offenses, driver’s license suspensions, bonds, juvenile law and criminal record expunctions.


Brian J Willett is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Memphis State University School of Law.  He received his undergraduate degree in Biology/Education and he served as a teaching and research assistant while attending the University of Iowa.  At Memphis State University Mr Willett was the president of his graduating class and was a member of the national mock trial team.  Since he has been licensed to practice law in the state of Texas, Mr Willett has served as both a government and private attorney.  He is presently one of only ten attorneys in the state of Texas to be certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specializations in both Criminal (1997) and Juvenile Law (2006).  Mr Willett has been recognised as a Top 100 Attorney by National Trial Lawyers, Texas “Super Lawyer” and a Top Tarrant County Attorney.  Additionally, he has been a speaker at various legal educational seminars and has been published in the “Voice for the Defense.”


After struggling for years with an adopted daughter who came through the system – I definitely wanted to read this book.  I also don’t live in Texas but most of the concepts appear to be universal.  I found this book very enlightening and definitely validated some of the issues we had to deal with through those difficult years.  I will definitely be recommending this book to some of my friends.


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