NY Penal Law 220.45 – Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument

NY Penal Law 220.55 - Criminally using drug paraphernalia in the first degree

Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.

A person is guilty of criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument when he or she knowingly and unlawfully possesses or sells a hypodermic syringe or hypodermic needle. It shall not be a violation of this section when a person obtains and possesses a hypodermic syringe or hypodermic needle pursuant to section thirty-three hundred eighty-one of the public health law.

Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument is a class A misdemeanor.

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