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, I bought an ice axe and the police stopped me and charged

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, I bought an ice axe and the police stopped me and charged me of a dangerous weapon. I was on my way home. I bought it to use as a winter hillwalking aid. I had no intention to use it in a dangerous manner. Will I get a custodial sentence?
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No, you have a defence here as you had a reasonable excuse the item on your possession. You can defend the charge and seek a not guilty verdict.
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