Matter of Antwaine T.


AD2 order dated April 10, 2013, reversing juvenile delinquency determination and dismissing the petition. Decision below: 105 AD3d 859, 962 NYS2d 684. Court of Appeals granted leave to Corporation Counsel August 27, 2013.
ISSUE PRESENTED: Whether the juvenile delinquency petition was facially insufficient to establish that the knife possessed, a machete with a 14-inch blade, was a “dangerous knife” within the meaning of PL §265.05 (possession of a “dangerous knife” by a person under 16). (Assigned counsel for the juvenile: Tamara A. Steckler, Legal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Division, 199 Water Street, NYC 10038.)


facial sufficiency of juvenile delinquency petition