Remedying Problems
The client may make an informed choice and decide not to remedy all of the legal problems that are detected, just as a patient may make an informed choice to forgo treatment for conditions detected in a general history and physical. However, once a legal problem has been identified, it becomes more dangerous to ignore. Conduct that was negligent when done unknowingly becomes intentional or reckless once the physician is notified that the behavior is questionable. This does not mean that ignorance is defensible. Medical care practitioners who violate the law can be prosecuted irrespective of whether they know the specifics of the law that they break. The constitutional requirement is that the law be specific enough to define illegal behavior clearly, not that defendants personally know they are breaking the law.