- As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
- “Radar jamming device” means any active or passive device, instrument, mechanism, or equipment that is designed or intended to interfere with, disrupt, or scramble the radar or laser that is used by law enforcement agencies and officers to measure the speed of motor vehicles;
- “Radar jamming device” includes, but is not limited to, devices commonly referred to as “jammers” or “scramblers”; and
- Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
- Law enforcement officer: means an officer, employee or agent of government who has a duty imposed by law to:
- Maintain public order. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- 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
- “Radar jamming device” does not include equipment that is legal under FCC regulations, such as a citizens’ band radio, ham radio, or any other similar electronic equipment.
Attorney's NoteUnder the Tennessee Code, punishments for crimes depend on the classification. In the case of this section:
For details, see Tenn. Code § 40-35-111
Class Prison Fine class C misdemeanor up to 30 days up to $50 class B misdemeanor up to 6 months up to $500
Terms Used In Tennessee Code 39-16-610
- It is an offense for any person to knowingly possess or sell a radar jamming device.
- It is an offense for any person to knowingly operate a motor vehicle with a radar jamming device in the motor vehicle.
- It is an offense for a person to knowingly use a radar jamming device for the purpose of interfering with the radar signals or lasers used by law enforcement personnel to measure the speed of a motor vehicle on a highway.
- Any radar jamming device that is used in violation of this section is subject to seizure by any law enforcement officer and may be confiscated and destroyed by order of the court in which a violation of this section is charged.
- This section shall not apply to law enforcement officers acting in their official capacity.
- A violation of subsection (b) or (c) is a Class C misdemeanor.
- A violation of subsection (d) is a Class B misdemeanor.