• (a) It is the duty of the court or judge to act upon such applications instanter.

  • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 29-21-108

    • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
    • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
    • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.

    (b) A wrongful and willful refusal to grant the writ, when properly applied for, is a misdemeanor in office, besides subjecting the judge to damages at the suit of the party aggrieved.