It is a defense to prosecution under §§ 39-16-511 and 39-16-512 that the benefit involved was a trivial benefit incidental to personal, professional, or business contacts, which involves no substantial risk of undermining official juror impartiality.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 39-16-513

  • 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.