(1) The intentional concealment of any firearm, or other instrumentality customarily used or intended for probable use as a dangerous weapon, on one’s person; or
(2) The ownership, possession, custody or use of any firearm, or other instrumentality customarily used as a dangerous weapon, at any time by an enemy alien; or
(3) The ownership, possession, custody or use of any tools, or dynamite, or nitroglycerine, or explosives, or other instrumentality customarily used by thieves or burglars at any time by any person with the intent to commit a crime; or
(4) The manufacture, ownership, possession, custody or use of any switchblade knife, spring knife or other knife or similar instrument having a blade which may be automatically unfolded or extended from a handle by the manipulation of a button, switch, latch or similar contrivance.
It is important to note that this statute does not apply to the following:
Any knife that may be opened with one hand by manual pressure applied to the blade or any projection of the blade.
Any knife that may be opened by means of inertia produced by the hand, wrist, or other movement, provided the knife has either a detent or other structure that provides resistance that shall be overcome in opening or initiating the opening movement of the blade or a bias or spring load toward the closed position.
What are the Penalties?
Whoever commits the crime of illegal carrying of weapons shall be fined not more than $500, or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.
Whoever commits the crime of illegal carrying of weapons with any firearm used in the commission of a crime of violence, shall be fined not more than $2,000, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for 1 to 2 years, or both.
If you or a loved one is facing the charge of illegal carrying of weapons or any other weapon charge, please contact the Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter for a consultation.
You need to speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Many legal rights have time-specific deadlines and legal matters will become harder to manage successfully the longer they are left unattended.