(1) A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person knows that a book, document or thing of any kind is, or may be, required in evidence in a judicial proceeding; and
(b) the person:
(i) destroys the book, document or thing; or
(ii) renders the book, document or thing illegible, undecipherable or incapable of identification; and
(c) the person does so with the intention of preventing the book, document or thing from being used in evidence; and
(d) the judicial proceeding is a federal judicial proceeding.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.
(2) Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(d) element of the offence.
Note: For absolute liability, see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .