Dallas Tampering with Evidence Attorney

You can be charged with tampering with evidence, if it’s alleged that you altered, destroyed, or concealed evidence, and you knew that an investigation was pending.  Likewise, you can also be charged with tampering with evidence if create or use an item, knowing that it’s false, with the intent to affect the course of an investigation.  However, it’s a defense to prosecution if the item is privileged, or is the work product of one of the parties to the proceeding.  Under these circumstances, tampering with evidence is a third degree felony, with a penalty range of 2 to 10 years in state prison, and fine of up to $10,000 fine.  However, if the thing that is destroyed or altered is a human corpse, tampering with evidence is considered a second degree felony, punishable by 2 to 20 years in the penitentiary and up to a $10,000 fine.  Finally, if you learn of the existence of a human corpse, believe that a crime was committed, and fail to report its existence to law enforcement, you can be charged with tampering with evidence.  Under these facts, tampering with evidence is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail and a fine of up to $4,000.

If you’ve been arrested or charged with tampering with evidence, you need serious legal help.  Call the criminal defense attorneys at Berlof & Newton, P.C.  (214) 494-8990.  Free consultation.  Our lawyers have over 15 years of experience, each, in the practice of criminal defense law.  Call now, or contact one of our attorneys directly by using the contact form.  Se habla español.