Comment: Generally speaking,

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Generally speaking,

it does not constitute the unlicensed practice of law for a non lawyer to sell a book that contains general legal information. New York County Lawyers Association v. Dacey, 287 N.Y.S. 2d 422 (N.Y. 1967); 283 N.Y.S.2d 98 4 (N.Y. App. 1967). The book may also contain legal forms.

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SAMPLE LEGAL FORM FOR ANYTHING IN NEW YORK

In Cheek v. United States 498 U.S. 192 (1991) the willfulness test was described as 1) the law imposes a duty, 2) the duty is known, and 3) it was intentionally violated.

In Lambert v. California, 355 U.S. 225 (1957) the court held that in order to be punished, there must be a probability that the accused party had knowledge of the law before committing the crime.

I declare the following to be true and accurate to the best of my ability, accept to full liability for anything proven to be a known outright lie, and not an honest error:

1. It is my understanding New York law is a licensed activity.
2. I am ignorant of New York law.
3. I am unlicensed to practice New York law.
4. I am incompetent to represent myself in any matter of New York law.
5. I have never been offered any compensation or benefit from New York as an incentive to alleviate any ignorance or incompetence of New York law.
6. I have never received any compensation or benefit from New York to alleviate any ignorance or incompetence of New York law.
7. It is my understanding representing myself in any matter of New York law is an unlicensed practice of law.
8. It is my understanding the unlicensed practice of law when representing oneself is a permissible activity.
9. It is my understanding no entity has any authority to compel the alleviation of my ignorance of any New York law and if there is any positive duty or obligation to not be ignorant of New York law it can only be justly acquired by my consent or just compensation to do so.
(10. A specific statement to whatever the charge is such as ... I have no knowledge of any duty in law or otherwise which requires me to obtain permission from anyone to travel God's green earth.)

Furthermore, I do not consent to:
1. Any permitted unlicensed practicing of law representing myself when I am ignorant and incompetent of New York law.
2. Any hearings, trials, or proceedings for any matter of New York law, a subject matter of which I am ignorant and incompetent.
3. Any fees, fines, or sanctions for any matter of New York law, a subject matter of which I am ignorant and incompetent.

In closing, I do not consent to any entity or matter seeking to criminalize my ignorance or incompetence of New York law when no justly acquired obligation to alleviate ignorance or incompetence exists.

Sincerely,

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There are only two possibilities. Either a case is going to be dismissed in New York because ignorance of New York law is excusable or it is not going to be dismissed and that section of New York codes cited doesn't mean how it reads to a layman using terms which are not defined in New York code.