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RCW 40.16.010

Injury to public record.

Every person who shall willfully and unlawfully remove, alter, mutilate, destroy, conceal, or obliterate a record, map, book, paper, document, or other thing filed or deposited in a public office, or with any public officer, by authority of law, is guilty of a class C felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not more than five years, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both.

[2003 c 53 § 214; 1992 c 7 § 34; 1909 c 249 § 95; RRS § 2347.]


     Intent -- Effective date -- 2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.