When the return to this state of a person charged with a crime in this state is required, the district attorney general, for the county in which the offense is committed, shall present to the governor written application for a requisition for the return of the person charged. The application shall state the name of the person so charged; the crime charged against the person; the approximate time, place and circumstances of its committal; and the state in which the accused is believed to be, including the location of the accused therein at the time the application is made. The application shall also certify that in the opinion of the district attorney general the ends of justice require the arrest and return of the accused to this state for trial and that the proceeding is not instituted to enforce a private claim.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 40-9-123

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Governor: includes any person performing the functions of governor by authority of the law of this state. See Tennessee Code 40-9-102
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105