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F.S. 838.022

Official misconduct.


It is unlawful for a public servant, with corrupt intent to obtain a benefit for any person or to cause harm to another, to:


Falsify, or cause another person to falsify, any official record or official document;


Conceal, cover up, destroy, mutilate, or alter any official record or official document or cause another person to perform such an act; or


Obstruct, delay, or prevent the communication of information relating to the commission of a felony that directly involves or affects the public agency or public entity served by the public servant.


For the purposes of this section:


The term “public servant” does not include a candidate who does not otherwise qualify as a public servant.


An official record or official document includes only public records.


Any person who violates this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.


s. 5, ch. 2003-158.