Scofflaw. It means what you might think: a person who scoffs at, or flouts, a law (particularly a law that’s hard to enforce). Starting New Year’s Day, 2012, a new California law offers amnesty to all those scofflaws with unpaid traffic tickets dated before January 1, 2009. SB 857 will open a six-month window in which the state will forgive 50% of the scofflaw’s debt, as long as he or she pays the other half.
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