El Centro, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: Is destruction of evidence a felony?

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Nicholas Garrett Emanuel
Nicholas Garrett Emanuel
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Jose, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: As is the case for many legal questions, the answer to this one is that it depends on the particular facts of the case. Depending on what was destroyed and the means of doing so, there are many felony offenses which could potentially be charged. On the other hand, there are misdemeanor offenses which might just as easily apply.

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