Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
I wear the knife on my belt in a sheath. I use this knife as a multi-purpose knife like a utility knife, I am also an out-doors person and hike often and fish and hunt. For me the knife is a handy tool.
The day I got the ticket I had went into a Dollar General to pick up some feminie products while I was out visiting my boyfriends family in Krebs oklahoma. Someone in the store saw my knife handle sticking up off my belt buckle. The person called the police and said that I was carrying a gun. When I walked out of the store the officer was waiting in his car for me to come out. He stopped me and I showed him it wasn't a gun and it was a knife. He did not take the knife, and he did not arrest me he gave me a $257 dollar ticket.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).