2012 New York Consolidated Laws
PEN - Penal
Part 3 - SPECIFIC OFFENSES
Title K - OFFENSES INVOLVING FRAUD
Article 170 - (170.00 - 170.75) FORGERY AND RELATED OFFENSES
170.70 - Illegal possession of a vehicle identification number.


NY Penal L § 170.70 (2012) What's This?
 
  § 170.70 Illegal possession of a vehicle identification number.
    A  person  is guilty of illegal possession of a vehicle identification
  number when:
    (1) He knowingly possesses  a  vehicle  identification  number  label,
  sticker or plate which has been removed from the vehicle or vehicle part
  to which such label, sticker or plate was affixed by the manufacturer in
  accordance  with  49  U.S.C.  section  32101,  et  seq.  and regulations
  promulgated thereunder or in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  the
  vehicle and traffic law; or
    (2)  He  knowingly  possesses  a  vehicle  or vehicle part to which is
  attached a vehicle identification number label, sticker or plate  or  on
  which  is  stamped or embossed a vehicle identification number which has
  been destroyed, covered, defaced, altered or  otherwise  changed,  or  a
  vehicle  or  vehicle  part  from  which  a vehicle identification number
  label, sticker or plate has been removed, which label, sticker or  plate
  was  affixed  in  accordance  with  49  U.S.C. section 32101, et seq. or
  regulations promulgated thereunder, except when he has complied with the
  provisions of the vehicle and traffic law  and  regulations  promulgated
  thereunder; or
    (3) He knowingly possesses a vehicle, or part of a vehicle to which by
  law  or  regulation  must  be  attached a vehicle identification number,
  either (a) with a vehicle identification number label, sticker, or plate
  which was not affixed by the manufacturer in accordance with  49  U.S.C.
  section  32101,  et  seq.  or  regulations promulgated thereunder, or in
  accordance with the  provisions  of  the  vehicle  and  traffic  law  or
  regulations  promulgated thereunder, or (b) on which is affixed, stamped
  or embossed a vehicle  identification  number  which  was  not  affixed,
  stamped or embossed by the manufacturer, or in accordance with 49 U.S.C.
  section  32101,  et  seq.  or  regulations  promulgated thereunder or in
  accordance with the  provisions  of  the  vehicle  and  traffic  law  or
  regulations promulgated thereunder.
    Illegal  possession  of  a  vehicle identification number is a class E
  felony.

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