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Penal Code 21810 PC Possession of Brass Knuckles

Penal Code 21810 PC Possession of Brass Knuckles

Penal Code 21810 PC is a California law that prohibits the possession of brass knuckles. Penal Code section 21810 PC and may result in jail time and/ or significant fines.

What is a Brass Knuckle?

A Brass knuckle is an instrument, made from metal with finger holes through which one’s fingers can be inserted. Such as rings with spikes on their outer surface and ball bearings inside those holes.

Penal Code Section 21810 PC

Under Penal Code 21810 PC, it is illegal in California to make, import, sell, give, or possess metal knuckles, or brass knuckles (“BKs”). 21810 PC is a wobbler offense. This means that the prosecutors can elect to file the charge as either a misdemeanor or a felony.

Penalties for a Misdemeanor Penal Code Section 21810 PC Violation

Penalties for a misdemeanor 21810 PC violation is punishable by:

  • imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year; and/or,
  • a maximum fine of $1,000

Penalties for a Felony Penal Code Section 21810 PC Violation

Penalties for a PC 21810 violation is punishable by:

  • imprisonment in a county jail for up to three years; and/or,
  • a maximum fine of $10,000.

Other Related Offenses

There are three related offenses to brass knuckles. These include:

  • Penal Code 20710 PC Shobi-Zue – any person in this state who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, or possesses any shobi-zue is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.
  • Penal Code 20610 PC Lipstick Case Knife– any person in this state who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, or possesses any lipstick case knife is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.
  • Penal Code 22410 PC Shurikens -any person in this state who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, or possesses any shuriken is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170. A shuriken is also known as a “Shur”, “throwing star”, or “ninja star”

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved have been charged with for Penal Code 21810 PC, we invite you to contact our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney at (310) 943-1171 for a free consultation and case review.

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