2010 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 16 - Offenses Against Administration of Government
Part 5 - Interference with Government Operations
39-16-503 - Tampering with or fabricating evidence.
39-16-503. Tampering with or fabricating evidence.
(a) It is unlawful for any person, knowing that an investigation or official proceeding is pending or in progress, to:
(1) Alter, destroy, or conceal any record, document or thing with intent to impair its verity, legibility, or availability as evidence in the investigation or official proceeding; or
(2) Make, present, or use any record, document or thing with knowledge of its falsity and with intent to affect the course or outcome of the investigation or official proceeding.
(b) A violation of this section is a Class C felony.
[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1.]
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