DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE - ELEMENTS
No person may be convicted of destruction of evidence unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:
Second, destruction of any book/paper/record/(instrument in writing)/ matter/thing;
Third, knowing it was about to be produced in evidence at any trial/proceeding/ inquiry/investigation authorized by law;
Fourth, with the intent to prevent the book/paper/record/(instrument in writing)/matter/thing from being produced.
Statutory Authority: 21 O.S. 1991, § 454.
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