Part 1 Bribery
Part 2 Contraband in Penal Institutions
Part 3 False Personation
Part 4 Misconduct Involving Public Officials and Employees
Part 5 Interference with Government Operations
Part 6 Obstruction of Justice
Part 7 Perjury

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 39 > Chapter 16

  • Act: means a bodily movement, whether voluntary or involuntary, and includes speech. See
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Complaining witness: means a person who signs a criminal complaint. See
  • Custody: means under arrest by a law enforcement officer or under restraint by a public servant pursuant to an order of a court. See
  • Deadly weapon: means :

    (A) A firearm or anything manifestly designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting death or serious bodily injury. See

  • 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
  • Escape: means unauthorized departure from custody or failure to return to custody following temporary leave for a specific purpose or limited period, but does not include a violation of conditions of probation or parole. See
  • Force: means compulsion by the use of physical power or violence and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See
  • 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
  • Governmental record: means anything:

    (A) Belonging to, received or kept by the government for information. See

  • Handgun: means any firearm with a barrel length of less than twelve inches (12²) that is designed, made or adapted to be fired with one (1) hand. See
  • Harm: means anything reasonably regarded as loss, disadvantage or injury, including harm to another person in whose welfare the person affected is interested. See
  • 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
  • Juror: means any person who is a member of any jury, including a grand jury, impaneled by any court of this state or by any public servant authorized by law to impanel a jury. See
  • 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
  • Law: means the constitution or a statute of this state or of the United States, a written opinion of a court of record, a municipal ordinance, or a rule authorized by and lawfully adopted under a statute. See
  • Law enforcement officer: means an officer, employee or agent of government who has a duty imposed by law to:

    (A) Maintain public order. See

  • Material: means the statement, irrespective of its admissibility under the rules of evidence, could have affected the course or outcome of the official proceeding. See
  • Oath: means a solemn and formal undertaking to tell the truth and includes an equivalent affirmation permitted by law as a substitute for an oath administered by a person authorized by law to take statements under oath. See
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Obtain: includes , but is not limited to, the taking, carrying away or the sale, conveyance or transfer of title to or interest in or possession of property, and includes, but is not limited to, conduct known as larceny, larceny by trick, larceny by conversion, embezzlement, extortion or obtaining property by false pretenses. See
  • Official proceeding: means any type of administrative, executive, legislative or judicial proceeding that may be conducted before a public servant authorized by law to take statements under oath. See
  • Official proceeding: means any type of administrative, executive, judicial, or legislative proceeding that is conducted before a public servant authorized by law to take statements under oath in that proceeding. See
  • Pecuniary benefit: means benefit in the form of money, property, commercial interests or anything else, the primary significance of which is economic gain. See
  • Penal institution: includes any institution or facility used to house or detain a person:

    (A) Convicted of a crime. See

  • 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
  • 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
  • Public servant: means a person elected, selected, appointed, employed, or otherwise designated as one (1) of the following even if the public servant has not yet qualified for office or assumed the duties:

    (A) An officer, employee, or agent of government. See

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Serious bodily injury: means bodily injury that involves:

    (A) A substantial risk of death. See

  • Services: includes labor, skill, professional service, transportation, telephone, mail, gas, electricity, steam, water, cable television 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 (35) or a specific statute exists covering the same or similar conduct. See
  • 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
  • Statement: means any representation of fact. See
  • Statement: means any representation of fact. See
  • 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