California Penal Code Section 653 K
Carrying a Switch Blade under California Penal Code Section 653 K, is a criminal offense and it is normally filed as a misdemeanor. Carrying a Switch Blade is as its name suggests, the transport of a switch blade on an individual.
Definition of a Switch Blade:
· A knife whose blade measures over 2” long
· A knife that mechanically has the ability to be flicker open
Elements of the Crime
In order to take a Carrying a Switch Blade CPC 653 K case to trial, certain elements of the crime will have to be proven. This includes:
· That the defendant transported a switch blade in a vehicle, in the passenger’s or driver’s side
· That the defendant made the switch blade visible
· That the defendant produced, sold or offered for sale any kind or any amount of switch blade with someone else
Punishments for CPC 653 K
These penalties are to be determined by a judge and he/she will make a decision based on the circumstances surrounding the case. When found guilty of Carrying a Switch Blade , it is usually filed as a misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one thousand dollars in fines.
Legal Defenses for California Penal Code 653 K
A good lawyer can present many legal and valid defenses for Carrying a Switch Blade charges under California Penal Code 653 K to prove someone’s innocence. MacGregor and Collins is based in Orange County, California, and has successfully defended those who were falsely accused of Carrying a Switch Blade . Call (949) 250-6097 to speak to a lawyer, should you be on trial for Carrying a Switch Blade .
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