Booby Trap Device Law and Legal Definition

Booby trap device means any device, or substance designed to surreptitiously or covertly take life, endanger life or destroy or damage property. It shall not include firearms.

The following is an example of a state law that punishes the possession of booby trap device.

A person is guilty of criminal possession of a booby trap device when he possesses, manufactures, or transports such substance or device with: a. an intent to use that device to commit an offense against the laws of this state, a political subdivision thereof, or of the U.S.; or b. the knowledge that some other person intends to use that device to commit an offense against the laws of this state, a political subdivision thereof, or of the U.S. [KRS § 237.040].