§ 39-16-401 Definitions for public misconduct offenses
§ 39-16-402 Official misconduct
§ 39-16-403 Official oppression
§ 39-16-404 Misuse of official information
§ 39-16-405 Purchasing property sold through court
§ 39-16-406 Suspension, removal and discharge from office
§ 39-16-407 Misrepresenting information to state auditor
§ 39-16-408 Sexual contact with inmates
§ 39-16-409 Sexual contact with probationer or parolee
§ 39-16-410 Unlawful acts related to audits

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 39 > Chapter 16 > Part 4

  • Act: means a bodily movement, whether voluntary or involuntary, and includes speech. See Tennessee Code 39-16-401
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Current geographic territory: means the parcels of land, as such parcels are defined or designated by the assessor of property of the county in which the parcels are located, to which a public electric system was providing electric service on February 16, 1989. See Tennessee Code 65-34-102
  • 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
  • Electric and community service cooperative: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 65-34-102
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • 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 Tennessee Code 39-16-401
  • 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

    • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
    • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
    • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Municipal electric system: means any electric system owned by any county, municipality, power district, or other subdivision of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 65-34-102
    • Non-consumer owned electric system: means any public electric system other than electric and community service cooperatives and municipal electric systems. See Tennessee Code 65-34-102
    • 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 Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    • Owner: means the owner of any property, any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant or tenant by the entirety of the whole or a part of any structure which is capable of receiving service by a utility. See Tennessee Code 65-35-101
    • 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 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
    • Person: means an individual, corporation, firm, company, partnership, association or organization of any kind, public or private. See Tennessee Code 65-35-101
    • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
    • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • 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 electric system: includes electric and community service cooperatives, municipal electric systems, and every individual, co-partnership, association, corporation or joint stock company, their lessees, trustees or receivers, appointed by any court whatsoever, that own, operate, manage, or control any electric power system, plant, or equipment within Tennessee affected by and dedicated to public use. See Tennessee Code 65-34-102
    • 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 Tennessee Code 39-16-401

      • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • 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
      • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
      • 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.
      • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
      • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Utility: means any person, municipality, county, cooperative, board, commission, district or any entity created or authorized by public act, private act or general law to provide electricity, natural gas, water, sanitary sewer service, telephone service, or any combination thereof, for sale to consumers in any particular service area, whether or not regulated by the Tennessee public utility commission. See Tennessee Code 65-35-101
      • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105