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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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