2010 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 14 - Offenses Against Property
Part 1 - Theft
39-14-112 - Extortion.

39-14-112. Extortion.

(a)  A person commits extortion who uses coercion upon another person with the intent to:

     (1)  Obtain property, services, any advantage or immunity; or

     (2)  Restrict unlawfully another's freedom of action.

(b)  It is an affirmative defense to prosecution for extortion that the person reasonably claimed:

     (1)  Appropriate restitution or appropriate indemnification for harm done; or

     (2)  Appropriate compensation for property or lawful services.

(c)  Extortion is a Class D felony.

[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1.]  

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