- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A new court ruling says Arizona’s law against possession of burglary tools only applies to items intended for use in committing a burglary and therefore isn’t unconstitutionally vague.

A man arrested while carrying gloves, a flashlight and several pieces of stolen property argued in his appeal that the law is unconstitutional because it doesn’t specify what items are considered burglary tools.

The Court of Appeals’ ruling Tuesday rejects the man’s argument, saying the law is worded so that it only applies to items that a person actually intends to use as burglary tools.

According to the ruling, “innocent possession” of an item that could be used as a burglary tool isn’t a crime.



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