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Name: People v. Valenzuela
Case #: E029624
District 4 DCA
Division: 2
Opinion Date: 10/01/2001
Subsequent History: None

Penal Code section 466.5, which prohibits possession of a motor vehicle master key with intent to commit an unlawful act, does not require knowledge that the key is a master key. The statute is contained in a chapter concerning burglarious and larcenous instruments and deadly weapon, and various surrounding statutes specifically state knowledge requirements, while others do not. This statute specifies no requirement of knowledge.