Knife Laws

Many people depend on knives for many things. Whether it is cooking, hunting or self-defense, knives are subject to federal, state and local laws in order to ensure the safety of the general public. For example, in some cases, people that have bail bonds out on them may not be able to purchase a knife. Most states consider categorizing illegal knives as any knife that has a blade longer than 3 inches.

In California, getting caught with a concealed knife with a fixed blade is considered a misdemeanor offense. In Los Angeles County specifically, only fixed blades longer than 3 inches are prohibited. However, folding knives are not included in their legislation. The knife cannot be open or locked when being carried. Switchblades are illegal, as in most parts of the country.

In New York, there is no restriction on the blade length of a knife (except New York City, where the blade cannot be longer than 4 inches). Gravity knives (knives that open with a flick or falls on its own) are banned unless you have a permit. People must also have a permit to carry hunting/fishing knives.

Regarding the federal laws, the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) has banned travelers carrying knives, razor blades, swords, and utility blades onto a plane. The knives can be placed in checked-in baggage, but they must be properly sealed/protected.

People must familiarize themselves when carrying a knife. Knowing the laws gives them an upper hand when dealing with law enforcement as well.

If you ever find yourself in trouble for having an illegal knife with the law, do not hesitate to call Avolevan Bail Bonds in Pomona ca at 909-721-8204. We are the bail bond professionals.

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