Carrying a Dirk or Dagger — CA Penal Code 21310 PC

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In Penal Code 21310 PC, California law makes it a crime to carry a dirk or dagger in public if it is concealed. In this video, a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney discusses the laws, penalties and legal defenses.

Penal Code 16470 PC defines dirks or daggers as:

1. a knife or other instrument,

2. with or without a hand guard,

3. that is capable of ready use as a stabbing weapon, and

4. that may inflict a significant or substantial physical injury or death.

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