MO §575.100 Tampering with physical evidence — penalties

Missouri Annotated Statutes
Title 38. Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders (Chs. 556 — 600)

Chapter 575. Offenses Against the Administration of Justice (§§ 575.010 — 575.353)

§ 575.100. Tampering with physical evidence — penalties

1. A person commits the offense of tampering with physical evidence if he or she:

(1) Alters, destroys, suppresses or conceals any record, document or thing with purpose to impair its verity, legibility or availability in any official proceeding or investigation; or

(2) Makes, presents or uses any record, document or thing knowing it to be false with the purpose to mislead a public servant who is or may be engaged in any official proceeding or investigation.

2. The offense of tampering with physical evidence is a class A misdemeanor, unless the person impairs or obstructs the prosecution or defense of a felony, in which case tampering with physical evidence is a class E felony.

History

L. 1977 S.B. 60; A.L. 2014 S.B. 491, § A, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.