Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Any object, such as a gun, knife, sword, crossbow, or slingshot, that is intrinsically capable of causing serious bodily harm to another person. The definition becomes important in cases where criminal laws attach particular consequences to crimes performed with a dangerous weapon. (See also: deadly weapon
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:14 pm