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RCW 9A.72.150, a statute from the Revised Code of Washington, addresses the crime of tampering with physical evidence. According to this law:

  1. Definition of the Crime: A person is considered guilty of tampering with physical evidence if they, believing that an official proceeding is pending or about to be initiated, and without legal right or authority, engage in specific acts. These acts include:
    • Destruction, Mutilation, Concealment: Destroying, mutilating, concealing, removing, or altering physical evidence with the intent to impair its appearance, character, or availability in the pending or prospective official proceeding.
    • Presenting False Evidence: Knowingly presenting or offering false physical evidence.
  2. Definition of Physical Evidence: The term “physical evidence” in this context includes any article, object, document, record, or other item of physical substance.
  3. Legal Consequence: Engaging in such activities is classified as a gross misdemeanor under this statute​​.

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