After throwing knives were found in the client’s carry-on luggage in a security checkpoint at BNA Airport, a mother and business owner with a clean record was charged with having a prohibited weapon. There was no proof that the client was intentionally or knowingly bringing the weapons on the airplane. As often happens in cases such as this, the traveler forgets that contraband is contained in the luggage.
Bryan argued to the DA that the knives were curios or collector items under the law, and were not intended to be used as weapons. The case was dismissed in just one court appearance, with no penalties, or even court costs, assessed to client.