Monday, October 27, 2008
1. a person who flouts the law, esp. one who fails to pay fines owed.
2. a person who flouts rules, conventions, or accepted practices.
This is mostly identified with people who get traffic tickets and don't plead, or go to traffic court and get their infraction resolved. The DMV then flags your license with Scofflaw, so the cops can take appropriate action if they find you.
Why does the legal world always have to be so ominous? Because it is constantly dealing with right and wrong. Mostly convincing people who are wrong, although they think they are right, that they are actually wrong.
If you need a lawyer, then seek one out. But if it is in your control, it is better to keep your nose clean, and do not be a scofflaw!