• As used in this chapter:
    • (1) “Chemically dependent” means a maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress as manifested by two (2) or more of the pre-determinate symptoms occurring at any time in the same twelve-month period;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 16-22-103

      • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
      • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
      • Drug court treatment program: means any drug court treatment program created within the state that follows the general principles referenced in §. See Tennessee Code 16-22-103
      • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
      • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
      • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

      (2) “Drug court treatment program” means any drug court treatment program created within the state that follows the general principles referenced in § 16-22-104 and that is established by the judge of a court in this state exercising criminal jurisdiction or by the judge of a juvenile court. A “drug court treatment program” shall have the same powers as the court that created it;

    • (3) “Nonadversarial approach” means that the district attorney general and the defense attorney work together for the benefit of the drug court treatment program participants and the program. Any disagreements are to be resolved prior to court and not in front of the participants; and

    • (4)

      • (A) “Violent offender” means a person who:

        • (i) Is convicted of an offense, during the course of which:

          • (a) The person carried, possessed or used a firearm or dangerous weapon;

          • (b) There occurred the death of or serious bodily injury to any person; or

          • (c) There occurred the use of force against the person of another; or

        • (ii) Has one (1) or more prior convictions for a felony crime of violence involving the use or attempted use of force against a person with the intent to cause death or serious bodily harm;

      • (B) In determining whether a defendant is a “violent offender” under subdivision (4)(A)(i), it does not matter whether one (1) or more of the circumstances described in subdivision (4)(A)(i)(a), (4)(A)(i)(b), or (4)(A)(i)(c) is or is not an element of the offense for which the person is convicted.