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What is Pepper Spray?

Pepper spray, also known as OC spray, is a compound that produces tears and pain in the eyes.  It is used both by police and by individuals for the purpose of self defense.  Pepper spray is typically sold in canisters which are small enough to be concealed in a pocket or purse.  Similar self defense sprays are tear gas (also known as CS or CN sprays) or Mace.

Is Pepper Spray Legal?

It is illegal to use pepper spray in the commision of a crime.  In most states, pepper spray is legal to carry and use for the purpose of self defense.  However, in some states, the use of pepper spray is regulated:

It is also important to check local laws, as they may address pepper spray possession and usage.  It is illegal to bring pepper spray on an airplane in carry on luggage.  Furthermore, in Canada, pepper spray is a prohibited weapons.  If you are traveling or moving to Canada, do not carry pepper spray with you. 

Have You Been Arrested For Unlawful Use or Possession of Pepper Spray?

If you have been arrested for unlawful use or possession of pepper spray, you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately.  A criminal defense attorney can help you understand the laws of your jurisdiction, and can explain to you any defenses that may be available to you.

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Last Modified: 06-02-2016 02:28 PM PDT

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