Relief under this part shall be granted when the conviction or sentence is void or voidable because of the abridgment of any right guaranteed by the Constitution of Tennessee or the Constitution of the United States.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 40-30-103

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105