To carry tools or equipment specifically meant for carrying out a crime, especially theft or burglary. Primarily heard in UK. The burden is on the prosecutor to prove that the defendant went equipped. The judge said he was not convinced the man had gone equipped with the assault in mind.
The act of carrying tools or equipment specifically intended to be used in a crime. Primarily heard in UK. The man was charged with one count of going equipped and one count of forced entry. He was sentenced to five years in prison, with six months suspended.
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