1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 3: Specific Offenses
  5. Title I: Offenses Involving Damage to and Intrusion Upon Property
  6. Article 140: Burglary and Related Offenses


Section 140.35 Possession of burglar's tools

Penal (PEN)

§ 140.35 Possession of burglar's tools.

  A person is guilty of possession of burglar's tools when he possesses any tool, instrument or other article adapted, designed or commonly used for committing or facilitating offenses involving forcible entry into premises, or offenses involving larceny by a physical taking, or offenses involving theft of services as defined in subdivisions four, five and six of section 165.15, under circumstances evincing an intent to use or knowledge that some person intends to use the same in the commission of an offense of such character.

  Possession of burglar's tools is a class A misdemeanor.