Does the word 'instrument' in the Penal Code apply to an instrument that is not an instrument?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Olf, 15 Cal.Rptr. 390, 195 Cal.App.2d 97 (Cal. App. 1961):

People v. Fraser, 23 Cal.App. 82, at page 84, 137 P. 276, at page 277, states: 'It must therefore be presumed that the word 'instrument', as used in section 115 of the Penal Code, is limited in its meaning and application to that class of instruments invariably referred to throughout our statutes. [Citations.]

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