What Is Tampering With Evidence In New York?

When you are accused of a crime it is very important that you leave the evidence alone. You should not destroy, alter, falsify, or conceal any evidence that might have a bearing on your case. It’s also important to avoid offering any exculpatory evidence that you know to be false evidence.

This crime is covered by New York Penal Code Article 215.40.

This charge often comes up in drug cases where the defendant is thought to have tried to “flush” the drugs in question as the police made their way into the home. This is an add-on charge, and you can be convicted of this charge even if you are acquitted of the charges that originally led to your arrest.

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Jeffery Greco

Jeffery Greco is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: DUI / DWI. Jeffery Greco, who practices law in New York, New York, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020 - 2023. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at South Texas College of Law Houston. He graduated in 2004. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 2005.

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