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NEW YORK STATE PENAL LAW PROHIBITING THE USE OF RADIO DEVICES IN THE COMMISSION OF CERTAIN CRIMES


140.40. Unlawful possession of radio devices.
As used in this section, the term "radio device" means any device capable of receiving a wireless voice transmission on any frequency allocated for police use, or any device capable of transmitting and receiving a wireless voice transmission. A person is guilty of unlawful possession of a radio device when he possess a radio device with the intent to use that device in the commission of robbery, burglary, larceny, gambling or a violation of any provision of article two hundred twenty of the penal law.
Unlawful possession of a radio device is a class B misdemeanor.

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