2010 Tennessee Code
Title 38 - Prevention And Detection Of Crime
Chapter 2 - Self Defense
38-2-102 - Resistance by party about to be injured.

38-2-102. Resistance by party about to be injured.

Resistance sufficient to prevent the offense may be made by the party about to be injured to prevent an:

     (1)  Offense against the party's person; or

     (2)  Illegal attempt by force to take or injure property in the party's lawful possession.

[Code 1858, § 4929; Shan., § 6890; Code 1932, § 11414; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 38-102.]  

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