2006 New York Code - Possession Of Handcuffs, Thumb-cuffs Or Leg Irons By Unauthorized Persons Prohibited.
§ 10-147 Possession of handcuffs, thumb-cuffs or leg irons by unauthorized persons prohibited. a. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly possess any type of handcuffs, including disposable cinch cuffs, thumb cuffs or leg irons. This section shall not prohibit the possession of toy handcuffs which by their construction cannot be used to restrain an individual. b. The prohibition of this section shall not apply to the following persons: 1. any peace officer, police officer or any person appointed as a police officer by the superintendent of state police; or 2. any police officer or peace officer of another state while conducting official business within the state of New York; or 3. any employee of the city, charged with the care or custody of a juvenile committed to a secure detention facility, while on duty or while traveling to or from his or her assigned duty; or 4. any person in military service or other service of the state, or of the United States, in pursuit of official duty or when duly authorized by federal or state law, regulation or ordered to possess the same articles prohibited by this section; or 5. any member of the auxiliary police force; or 6. any special patrolman appointed by the police commissioner, while on duty or while traveling to or from his or her assigned place of duty; or 7. any licensed private investigator or any employee of a watch, guard, or patrol agency licensed by the secretary of state under article seven of the general business law, or any employee of a person, firm or corporation operating an armored car transportation service, while such person is acting in the course of his or her employment or is traveling to or from his or her place of employment; and 8. any employee of a person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of manufacturing, selling or transporting such handcuffs, including disposable cinch cuffs, thumb cuffs or leg irons, which are intended for possession by persons authorized by this section, while such person is acting in the course or his or her employment or is traveling to or from his or her place of employment; or 9. any person engaged in a business activity which requires the utilization of such handcuffs, including disposable cinch cuffs, thumb cuffs or leg irons as authorized pursuant to regulations promulgated by the police commissioner, while such person is acting in the course or his or her employment or is traveling to or from his or her place of employment. c. Any person found in violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than two hundred dollars or imprisonment of not more than ten days or both.
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