Currrent as of February 4, 2022

Penal Code § 135

Destroying, erasing, or concealing evidence

A person who, knowing that any book, paper, record, instrument in writing, digital image, video recording owned by another, or other matter or thing, is about to be produced in evidence upon a trial, inquiry, or investigation, authorized by law, willfully destroys, erases, or conceals the same, with the intent to prevent it or its content from being produced, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


Enacted 1872. Amended Stats 2015 ch 463 § 1 (AB 256), effective January 1, 2016.

PC 135