N.Y. Penal Law Section 215.40
Tampering with physical evidence


A person is guilty of tampering with physical evidence when:

1.

With intent that it be used or introduced in an official proceeding or a prospective official proceeding, he (a) knowingly makes, devises or prepares false physical evidence, or

(b)

produces or offers such evidence at such a proceeding knowing it to be false; or

2.

Believing that certain physical evidence is about to be produced or used in an official proceeding or a prospective official proceeding, and intending to prevent such production or use, he suppresses it by any act of concealment, alteration or destruction, or by employing force, intimidation or deception against any person. Tampering with physical evidence is a class E felony.

Source: Section 215.40 — Tampering with physical evidence, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PEN/215.­40 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

215.00
Bribing a witness
215.05
Bribe receiving by a witness
215.10
Tampering with a witness in the fourth degree
215.11
Tampering with a witness in the third degree
215.12
Tampering with a witness in the second degree
215.13
Tampering with a witness in the first degree
215.14
Employer unlawfully penalizing witness or victim
215.15
Intimidating a victim or witness in the third degree
215.16
Intimidating a victim or witness in the second degree
215.17
Intimidating a victim or witness in the first degree
215.19
Bribing a juror
215.20
Bribe receiving by a juror
215.22
Providing a juror with a gratuity
215.23
Tampering with a juror in the second degree
215.25
Tampering with a juror in the first degree
215.28
Misconduct by a juror in the second degree
215.30
Misconduct by a juror in the first degree
215.35
Tampering with physical evidence
215.40
Tampering with physical evidence
215.45
Compounding a crime
215.50
Criminal contempt in the second degree
215.51
Criminal contempt in the first degree
215.52
Aggravated criminal contempt
215.54
Criminal contempt
215.55
Bail jumping in the third degree
215.56
Bail jumping in the second degree
215.57
Bail jumping in the first degree
215.58
Failing to respond to an appearance ticket
215.59
Bail jumping and failing to respond to an appearance ticket
215.60
Criminal contempt of the legislature
215.65
Criminal contempt of a temporary state commission
215.66
Criminal contempt of the state commission on judicial conduct
215.70
Unlawful grand jury disclosure
215.75
Unlawful disclosure of an indictment
215.80
Unlawful disposition of assets subject to forfeiture

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 215.40’s source at nysenate​.gov

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