If you have been arrested on suspicion of committing this offence then the first thing the police will want to do is to interview under caution. During the interview you will be asked questions concerning your suspected involvement in the offence.
It is therefore crucial that you ensure that you are represented during this process so that you are given legal advice prior to the interview.
If you chose not to be represented at your initial attendance/detention at the police station then you should contact a solicitor before you either go back to the police station or if you have been charged with an offence.
The prosecution must simply prove that you had an article (with a blade or point) in your possession in a public place at which point it is then up to you to justify to the court that you had good reason for having it. If the court does not believe your explanation you will be convicted of this offence.
If convicted of this offence then the court can punish you with a prison sentence of upto 6 months in the Magistrates Court or 4 years in the Crown Court.
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