270.20 - Unlawful Wearing of a Body Vest. | Article 270 - (270.00 - 270.35) OTHER OFFENSES RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY | Title P - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC SAFETY | Part 3 - SPECIFIC OFFENSES | PEN - Penal | 2015 New York Laws

270.20 Unlawful wearing of a body vest.

1. A person is guilty of the unlawful wearing of a body vest when acting either alone or with one or more other persons he commits any violent felony offense defined in section 70.02 while possessing a firearm, rifle or shotgun and in the course of and in furtherance of such crime he wears a body vest.

2. For the purposes of this section a "body vest" means a bullet-resistant soft body armor providing, as a minimum standard, the level of protection known as threat level I which shall mean at least seven layers of bullet-resistant material providing protection from three shots of one hundred fifty-eight grain lead ammunition fired from a .38 calibre handgun at a velocity of eight hundred fifty feet per second.

The unlawful wearing of a body vest is a class E felony.

Last modified: April 14, 2016