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In re David V., No. S167716

Court of appeals' decision upholding the juvenile court's decision sustaining a petition charging juvenile defendant with possession of metal knuckles is reversed as a cylindrical object like the (bicycle) footrest in this case is not a device " or on the hand," under the definition of "metal knuckles" provided in Penal Code section 12020(c)(7).     

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Appellate Information
Appeal from Los Angeles County, No. PJ41304

Filed February 8, 2010

Before:  George, C. J., Baxter, J., Chin, J.,  Kennard, J.,  Moreno, J., and Werdegar, J.

Opinion by Corrigan, J.

For Appellant:  John A. Colucci

For Appellee:  Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Assistant Attorney General, Lance E. Winters, James William Bilderback II, Lawrence M. Daniels and David Zarmi, Deputy Attorneys General