Legal Definition of willful blindness
: deliberate failure to make a reasonable inquiry of wrongdoing (as drug dealing in one's house) despite suspicion or an awareness of the high probability of its existence
Additional Notes on willful blindness
Willful blindness involves conscious avoidance of the truth and gives rise to an inference of knowledge of the crime in question.
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