Perhaps... but you' ll be explaining to a judge rather than the arresting PO. State Penal Law is in the process of being revised. According to Looselaw Publications, their copies are due to be out in December. All interested parties should obtain a copy. Know your laws.
Then their are also NYC Administrative Codes as well which applys directly to the 5 boroughs. More rules...
Their publications are one of only few that are used in law proceedings. One other relevant publication is "Criminal Procedure Law". It is much better to get the combo edition of "Penal Law/ Criminal Procedure Law". As for NYC, look for "Law Extracts of NYC Administrative Code/ Health Code and Charter". Another relevant publication is "Firearms and Weapons Law- Gun Control In NYC". Personal computer discs are available as well.
All bound editions are automatically updated from year to year via hardcopy mailing for a modest cost. I am told that an update for the CPL and Penal is due in December and that if current copies are purchased now, there would be no charge for their updates.
These are must have copies for those who carry weapons and are concerned with its legalities.