City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 10
Chapter 10.07
Section 10.07.095

Title 10 Regulation of Activities

Division I. Penal Code

Chapter 10.07 Offenses Against Governmental Operation

Section 10.07.095 Tampering with Physical Evidence
  1. A person is guilty of tampering with physical evidence if, having reason to believe that an official proceeding is pending or about to be instituted and acting without legal right or authority, he:
    1. destroys, mutilates, conceals, removes or alters physical evidence with intent to impair its appearance, character or availability in such pending or prospective official proceeding; or
    1. knowingly presents or offers any false physical evidence.
  1. “Physical evidence” as used in this section includes any article, object, document, record or other thing of physical substance.
  1. Tampering with physical evidence is a gross misdemeanor. (RCW 9A.72.150)


Date Passed: Monday, June 4, 2007

Effective Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Recodification ORD C34041 Section 1