N.Y. Penal Law Section 145.70
Criminal possession of a taximeter accelerating device


1.

For purposes of this section, a “taximeter” means an instrument or device that automatically calculates and displays the charge to a passenger in a vehicle that is licensed to transport members of the public for hire pursuant to local law.

2.

For purposes of this section, a “taximeter accelerating device” means an instrument or device that causes a taximeter to increase the charge displayed by such taximeter to an amount greater than the maximum amount permitted by local law.

3.

A person is guilty of criminal possession of a taximeter accelerating device when he knowingly possesses, with intent to use unlawfully, a taximeter accelerating device. If such a device is knowingly possessed there is a rebuttable presumption that it is intended to be used unlawfully. Criminal possession of a taximeter accelerating device is a class A misdemeanor.

Source: Section 145.70 — Criminal possession of a taximeter accelerating device, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PEN/145.­70 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

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Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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