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  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.

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(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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