What is Possessing an Instrument of a Crime?

We just updated our section on misdemeanor crimes in Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Municipal Court to include a discussion of Possessing Instruments of Crime charges. Possessing Instruments of Crime is a particularly common charge in the Philadelphia Municipal Court. Prosecutors often bring this charge whenever the defendant possesses some type of object during the commission of a crime. However, there may be defenses to a PIC charge. Click here to learn more.