FALSIFYING PHYSICAL EVIDENCE

Falsifying physical evidence is a crime defined in RSA 641:6.  There are two ways that this crime can be committed: the first is if the defendant knows there is an official investigation and destroys, conceals or alters any piece of evidence with the intent of impairing its use in the investigation;  the second is if the defendant, again knowing that there is an official investigation, presents a false piece of evidence to a public official with the intent of deceiving that official in the course of the investigation.

Falsifying physical evidence is a class B felony punishable by up to 3 ½ to 7 years in prison.