New York City Knives & Gravity Knives Defense Attorney
A gravity knife is any knife which has a blade which is released by the
force of gravity or the centrifugal force (such as by flicking it) which,
when released, is locked into place. In the State of New York, Penal Law
265.01, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree, bans the possession
of any gravity knife, switchblade, stun gun, firearm, or other listed
weapons. This class A misdemeanor charge is punishable by up to a year
in jail. Many stores sell these knives and some employers require them
for use in cutting boxes or other lawful activities. Being caught with
one in New York City can lead to an arrest and prosecution. Additionally,
if you are caught with one and you've been previously convicted of
a crime, the case can be elevated to a felony. Criminal Defense Attorney
Lance L. Fletcher has successfully resolved a wide variety of gravity
knife cases in New York City. Mr. Fletcher has even conducted trials concerning
gravity knife possession and is well versed in the legal issues and defenses
unique to gravity knives.
Contact us regarding your Gravity Knife case.
It may surprise you to learn that many seemingly harmless knives are illegal
in New York City. Switchblades, long blades, and other knives can lead
to arrest and a permanent criminal record for criminally possessing a
weapon. Mr. Fletcher, as a former prosecutor, has handled numerous knife
possession cases and can successfully resolve your case.
Contact us at(212) 619-3900 for a free case evaluation.
Caetano v. Massachusetts, decided March 21, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a Massachusetts
law very similar to New York's penal law section 265.01, criminal
possession of a weapon in the 4th degree. This is important because we
may be able to get your New York gravity knife, switchblade knife, or
stun gun case dismissed.
You can read our blog article about Caetano here.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation.