Section 16-198 Tampering with a public record.


    (a) A person commits the crime of tampering with a public record if with the purpose to impair the verity, legibility or availability of a public record:

    (1)    He knowingly makes a false entry in or falsely alters any public record; or

    (2)    Knowing he lacks authority to do so, he destroys, suppresses or conceals any public record.

    (b) Tampering with a public record is a class A misdemeanor.

(Code 1964, § 7.915)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 575.110.