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2006 Florida Statutes

Tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Section 918.13, Florida Statutes 2006

918.13  Tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.--

(1)  No person, knowing that a criminal trial or proceeding or an investigation by a duly constituted prosecuting authority, law enforcement agency, grand jury or legislative committee of this state is pending or is about to be instituted, shall:

(a)  Alter, destroy, conceal, or remove any record, document, or thing with the purpose to impair its verity or availability in such proceeding or investigation; or

(b)  Make, present, or use any record, document, or thing, knowing it to be false.

(2)  Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084

History.--s. 2, ch. 72-315.