18-2603. Destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence. Every person who, knowing that any book, paper, record, instrument in writing, or other object, matter or thing, is about to be produced, used or discovered as evidence upon any trial, proceeding, inquiry, or investigation whatever, authorized by law, wilfully destroys, alters or conceals the same, with intent thereby to prevent it from being produced, used or discovered, is guilty of a misdemeanor, unless the trial, proceeding, inquiry or investigation is criminal in nature and involves a felony offense, in which case said person is guilty of a felony and subject to a maximum fine of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and a maximum sentence of five (5) years in prison.
[18-2603, added 1972, ch. 336, sec. 1, p. 898; am. 1983, ch. 250, sec. 1, p. 671; am. 1990, ch. 309, sec. 1, p. 849.]