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1050.8 - Weapons and dangerous instruments

New York Section 1050.8 (a) - Weapons and other dangerous instruments

(a) No weapon, dangerous instrument, or any other item intended for use as a weapon may be carried in or on any facility or conveyance. This provision does not apply to law enforcement personnel and persons to whom a license for such weapon has been duly issued and is in force (provided in the latter case the weapon is concealed from view). For the purposes hereof, a weapon or dangerous instrument shall include, but not be limited to, a firearm, switchblade knife, boxcutter, straight razor or razor blades that are not wrapped or enclosed in a protective covering, gravity knife, sword, shotgun or rifle. nypd ticket knife nyc

This section is from New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, and specifically from Part 1050 which deals with the rules of using mass transit such as the train or bus. If the NYPD gives you a pink colored criminal court appearance ticket (or summons), this signals a criminal prosecution in New York City criminal court.

1050.8 (a) Penalties

Pursuant to section 1204(5-a) of the Public Authorities Law, any person committing one or more violations of these rules and receives a criminal court appearance ticket shall be subject to penalties under subsection (a) which provides:

(a) criminal prosecution in the criminal court of the City of New York, which court may impose a fine not to exceed $25 or a term of imprisonment for not longer than 10 days.

If you or a loved one was given a pink colored ticket for having a weapon in New York City, contact us for a consultation at (212) 619-3900, or You can request a consultation for a pink colored criminal court appearance ticket (summons) by clicking here

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