• As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Attorney general and reporter” means the Tennessee attorney general and reporter;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 29-13-402

      • Crime: means an offense under the laws of this state resulting in a specific physical, mental, or pecuniary injury, or death, to another person, and includes multiple crimes committed by a defendant. See Tennessee Code 29-13-402
      • Defendant: means a person who:

        • (A) Is convicted of a crime in this state. See Tennessee Code 29-13-402

        • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
        • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
        • 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
        • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.

      (2) “Crime” means an offense under the laws of this state resulting in a specific physical, mental, or pecuniary injury, or death, to another person, and includes multiple crimes committed by a defendant;

    • (3) “Defendant” means a person who:

      • (A) Is convicted of a crime in this state;

      • (B) Is judged not guilty by reason of insanity;

      • (C) Pleads nolo contendere to a specific criminal charge; or

      • (D) Has been formally charged with a crime but is still awaiting trial; and

    • (4) “Victim” means:

      • (A) A person, not an accomplice of the defendant, who suffers a specific physical, mental, or pecuniary injury as a direct result of a crime; or

      • (B) The estate of a person who dies as a direct result of a crime.