Injuring Public Records — Louisiana

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¬†Injuring Public Records — La RS 14:132

First degree injuring public records is the intentional removal, mutilation, destruction, alteration, falsification, or concealment of any record, document, or other thing, filed or deposited, by authority of law, in any public office or with any public officer.

Second degree injuring public records is the intentional removal, mutilation, destruction, alteration, falsification, or concealment of any record, document, or other thing, defined as a public record pursuant to R.S. 44:1 et seq. and required to be preserved in any public office or by any person or public officer pursuant to R.S. 44:36.

Penalties

Whoever commits the crime of first degree injuring public records shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than $5,000.00 dollars or both.

Whoever commits the crime of second degree injuring public records shall be imprisoned for not more than one year with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than $1,000.00 dollars or both.

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