§ 39-13-201 Criminal homicide
§ 39-13-202 First degree murder
§ 39-13-203 Intellectually disabled defendants — Death sentence prohibited
§ 39-13-204 Sentencing for first degree murder
§ 39-13-205 Waiver of jury trials of first degree murder
§ 39-13-206 Appeal and review of death sentence
§ 39-13-207 Sentencing where death penalty is not sought
§ 39-13-208 Notice of penalty to be sought for capital offenses
§ 39-13-209 Sentencing where violation was committed by discharging firearm from within motor vehicle and victim was minor
§ 39-13-210 Second degree murder
§ 39-13-211 Voluntary manslaughter
§ 39-13-212 Criminally negligent homicide
§ 39-13-213 Vehicular homicide
§ 39-13-214 “Another” and “another person” to include fetus of a human being.
§ 39-13-215 Reckless homicide
§ 39-13-216 Assisted suicide
§ 39-13-217 Priority in case docketing
§ 39-13-218 Aggravated vehicular homicide

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 39 > Chapter 13 > Part 2

  • Agriculture: means :

    • (i) The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

    • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
    • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
    • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
    • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
    • Authority: means a regional megasite authority created pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 64-6-102
    • 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
    • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
    • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
    • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
    • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
    • 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.
    • County executive: means and includes "county mayor" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
    • 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
    • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
    • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
    • 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.
    • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
    • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
    • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
    • 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
    • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
    • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
    • 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
    • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
    • Infrastructure: means the basic network of public utilities and access facilities that support and promote land development. See Tennessee Code 64-7-102
    • Intentional: means that a person acts intentionally with respect to the nature of the conduct or to a result of the conduct when it is the person's conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the result. 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.
    • Knowing: means that a person acts knowingly with respect to the conduct or to circumstances surrounding the conduct when the person is aware of the nature of the conduct or that the circumstances exist. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    • Law enforcement officer: means an officer, employee or agent of government who has a duty imposed by law to:

      • (A) Maintain public order. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

      • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
      • Megasite: means a site certified as being suitable and available for development for significant economic and industrial investment as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 64-6-102
      • Minor: means any person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
      • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
      • 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
      • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
      • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
      • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
      • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
      • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
      • Project: means all or any part of, or any interest in, any land and building, including an office building, any facility or other improvement on the land and all real and personal properties located either on a megasite or off a megasite deemed necessary in connection with the megasite, whether or not now in existence, that are suitable for any industrial or commercial enterprises or any combination of the land, buildings, facilities, improvements or real or personal properties located at the megasite. See Tennessee Code 64-6-102
      • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
      • Public agency: means the regional council, any political subdivision of this state, any agency of the state government or of the United States and any political subdivision of another state. See Tennessee Code 64-7-102
      • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
      • Reckless: means that a person acts recklessly with respect to circumstances surrounding the conduct or the result of the conduct when the person is aware of, but consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
      • 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
      • Regional council: means the greater Nashville regional council created by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 64-7-102
      • Regional impact project: means :

        • (A) Any commercial, residential, industrial, recreational or public facility building or development, the construction or expansion of which is proposed to be located in more than one (1) local government jurisdiction and/or where the construction or expansion of the building or development is expected by the local government or by the regional council to have infrastructure impacts upon two (2) or more government jurisdictions. See Tennessee Code 64-7-102

        • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
        • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Road: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. 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
        • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
        • Testify: Answer questions in court.
        • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
        • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
        • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
        • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
        • 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