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Why did you have the knife?
How long had you had the knife before you were found with it?
That is a problem i'm afraid.
There is clear caselaw to the effect that forgetfulness is not a defence. There is no way around it. In fact, that case concerned a person who had a weapon for legitimate purposes and had only kept it for 48 hours longer than was strictly necessarily.
if this is a bladed article then there is a reverse burden of proof on you to show that you had a lawful excuse and forgetfulness does not assist.
I am sorry but that is the law.
Can I clarify anything for you?
No, that is not what I said.
I said the leading case concerned a man who had kept an item for 48 hours and was still guilty.
You should plead guilty on a basis as you have no defence.
Do you have any previous?
Probably because the greater criminality is the possession of the knife.
If this is a first offence of possession or a bladed article or offensive weapon then I would expect a community order. There is an outside chance of a fine if you plead on the basis that you did have a legitimate purpose but you are guilty because of the prohibition on forgetfulness.
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