§ 39-11-101 Objectives of criminal code
§ 39-11-102 Effect of criminal code
§ 39-11-103 Territorial jurisdiction
§ 39-11-104 Construction of criminal code
§ 39-11-105 Computation of age
§ 39-11-106 Title definitions
§ 39-11-109 Prosecution under more than one statute
§ 39-11-110 Felonies and misdemeanors distinguished
§ 39-11-111 Prohibited act when no penalty prescribed is misdemeanor
§ 39-11-112 Repealed or amended laws — Application in prosecution for offense
§ 39-11-113 Penalty for felony where punishment not prescribed
§ 39-11-114 Penalty for misdemeanor where punishment not prescribed
§ 39-11-115 Determination of value
§ 39-11-117 Classification of first degree murder
§ 39-11-118 Restitution to victims of crime

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 39 > Chapter 11 > Part 1

  • Antique firearm: means :

    • (A) Any firearm, including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system, manufactured in or before the year 1898. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

    • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
    • 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
    • Board: means the board of medical examiners. See Tennessee Code 63-31-101
    • Bodily injury: includes a cut, abrasion, bruise, burn or disfigurement, and physical pain or temporary illness or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Coercion: means a threat, however communicated, to:

      • (A) Commit any offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of health or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 63-30-102
      • Committee: means the polysomnography professional standards committee established by §. See Tennessee Code 63-31-101
      • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
      • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
      • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
      • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
      • Criminal negligence: refers to a person who acts with criminal negligence with respect to the circumstances surrounding that person's conduct or the result of that conduct when the person ought to be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
      • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
      • Deception: means that a person knowingly:

        • (i) Creates or reinforces a false impression by words or conduct, including false impressions of fact, law, value or intention or other state of mind that the person does not believe to be true. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

        • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
        • Defendant: means a person accused of an offense under this title and includes any person who aids or abets the commission of such offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 63-30-102
        • Direct supervision: means that the polysomnographic technologist providing supervision must be present in the area where the polysomnographic procedure is being performed and immediately available to furnish assistance and direction throughout the performance of the procedure. See Tennessee Code 63-31-101
        • Division: means the division of health-related boards in the department of health. See Tennessee Code 63-30-102
        • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
        • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
        • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
        • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
        • Force: means compulsion by the use of physical power or violence and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        • General supervision: means that the polysomnographic procedure is provided under a physician's overall direction and control, but the physician's presence is not required during the performance of the procedure. See Tennessee Code 63-31-101
        • Government: means the state or any political subdivision of the state, and includes any branch or agency of the state, a county, municipality or other political subdivision. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        • Harm: means anything reasonably regarded as loss, disadvantage or injury, including harm to another person in whose welfare the person affected is interested. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        • Jail: includes workhouse and "workhouse" includes jail, whenever the context so requires or will permit. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
        • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
        • Minor: means any person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
        • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
        • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Owner: means a person, other than the defendant, who has possession of or any interest other than a mortgage, deed of trust or security interest in property, even though that possession or interest is unlawful and without whose consent the defendant has no authority to exert control over the property. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
        • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • 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
        • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Polysomnographic technologist: means a person who is credentialed by the board of registered polysomnographic technologists and is licensed by the board to engage in the practice of polysomnography under the general supervision of a licensed physician. See Tennessee Code 63-31-101
        • Practice of polysomnography: means the staging and scoring of sleep by continuous and simultaneous monitoring of the stages of sleep and wake through use of an electroencephalogram (EEG), an electroculogram (EOG) and a submental electromyogram (EMG), in conjunction with the recording and monitoring of other physiological variables, and the assignment of values for duration, frequency and type of event to each stage of sleep in which the event occurred. See Tennessee Code 63-31-101
        • Property: means anything of value, including, but not limited to, money, real estate, tangible or intangible personal property, including anything severed from land, library material, contract rights, choses-in-action, interests in or claims to wealth, credit, admission or transportation tickets, captured or domestic animals, food and drink, electric or other power. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        • Public place: means a place to which the public or a group of persons has access and includes, but is not limited to, highways, transportation facilities, schools, places of amusement, parks, places of business, playgrounds and hallways, lobbies and other portions of apartment houses and hotels not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        • Public servant: means :

          • (A) Any public officer or employee of the state or of any political subdivision of the state or of any governmental instrumentality within the state including, but not limited to, law enforcement officers. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

          • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
          • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • reflexologist: means any person who engages in the practice of reflexology for compensation and who has completed a study of the principles of reflexology, anatomy and physiology generally included in a regular course of study of reflexology. See Tennessee Code 63-30-102
          • Reflexology: means the application of specific pressures to reflex points in the hands and feet only. See Tennessee Code 63-30-102
          • Registration: means satisfying the requirements for registration by the department of health. See Tennessee Code 63-30-102
          • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
          • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
          • Sentencing guidelines: A set of rules and principles established by the United States Sentencing Commission that trial judges use to determine the sentence for a convicted defendant. Source: U.S. Courts
          • Serious bodily injury: means bodily injury that involves:

            • (A) A substantial risk of death. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

            • Services: includes labor, skill, professional service, transportation, telephone, mail, gas, electricity, steam, water, cable television, entertainment subscription service or other public services, accommodations in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere, admissions to exhibitions, use of vehicles or other movable property, and any other activity or product considered in the ordinary course of business to be a service, regardless of whether it is listed in this subdivision (a)(37) or a specific statute exists covering the same or similar conduct. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
            • Sleep-related services: means acts performed by polysomnographic technicians, polysomnographic trainees, polysomnographic students, and other persons permitted to perform those services under this chapter, in a setting described in subdivision (9)(C) that would be considered the practice of polysomnography if performed by a polysomnographic technologist. See Tennessee Code 63-31-101
            • 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
            • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
            • Subscription: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105