(a) A person commits an offense who offers, confers, or agrees to confer any benefit upon a juror for the juror’s having exercised the juror’s official power or performed the juror’s official duty in favor of the person or another.
Terms Used In Tennessee Code 39-16-511
- Benefit: means anything reasonably regarded as economic gain, enhancement or advantage, including benefit to any other person in whose welfare the beneficiary is interested. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Juror: A person who is on the jury.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Person: includes the singular and the plural and means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, copartnership, association, corporation, governmental subdivision or agency, or other organization or other legal entity, or any agent or servant thereof. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
(b) A violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor.