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Unlawful use of self-defense sprays

NYS Penal Law Sec. 195.08

Obstructing governmental administration by means of a self-defense spray device.

A person is guilty of obstructing governmental administration by means of a self-defense spray device when, with the intent to prevent a police officer or peace officer from performing a lawful duty, he causes temporary physical impairment to a police officer or peace officer by intentionally discharging a self-defense spray device, as defined in paragraph fourteen of subdivision a of section 265.20 of this chapter, thereby causing such temporary physical impairment. Obstructing governmental administration by means of a self-defense spray device is a class D felony.

(Eff.11/1/96,Ch.354,L.1996)

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