CCW Law regarding Training weapons
Okay I am looking for some help from the people on this forum who are more knowledgeable then I am.
Long story short I got pulled over by a police officer and had my car searched and they found a tanto in my car. (It got jammed up under the driversí seat when I moved and forgot that it was there).
The tanto is a replica that my brother bought for me when I was practicing Aikido; the Blade literally has no edge to it. It is about as sharp as a practice wooden Tanto. (hell I couldn't even cut an apple with it if I wanted to)
But since the tanto was found under the driversí seat I am getting charged with a felony CCW.
I am trying to get as much information as I can on the subject regarding training weapons and how that factors into things of this nature, because I know the my Lawyer is not going to know all that much about this aspect of the law.
I live in Michigan, and was wondering if anyone could help me out or point me in the direction of where I could find some good information about regarding training weapons and CCW's.
Also it is my understanding that owning a sword is illegal in Japan, and only collectors are allowed to own one with a special permit. If someone could please point me in a direction where I can verify this and maybe be see how the Law is worded. I can show that even the Japanese don't see this as a weapon.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated