A young man in custody with bail refused on several charges including possessing a prohibited weapon is disputing what he was carrying was actually a flick-knife.
Andrew McMillan appeared in the dock of Albury Local Court this week over the matters.
The court was told that representations would be made to the prosecution on three of the charges that McMillan faced.
Defence solicitor David Barron told magistrate Rodney Brender there was "a question as to whether it was a flick-knife".
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Mr Barron said admissions had been made to the police facts of the case against McMillan.
But that did not include the knife being a prohibited weapon.
Mr Barron said his submission was the weapon could not be considered a flick-knife as it did not have a spring mechanism whereby pushing a button would expel the blade.
Aside from that, McMillan was suffering, he said, from issues related to both his mental and physical health.
McMillan made no comment from the dock when this was mentioned, but he did begin to show signs of distress.
"He was subject to an axe attack late last year," Mr Barron said.
He said that meant McMillan was suffering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.
McMillan did not make an application for bail and so was further remanded in custody.
He will appear in Albury court for the next mention of his matter via a video link to jail.
Mr Brender adjourned the case to July 1.
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