2010 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 20 - Judgment and Sentence
Part 1 - General Provisions
40-20-112 - Judgment of infamy Right of suffrage Competency as a witness.
40-20-112. Judgment of infamy Right of suffrage Competency as a witness.
Upon conviction for any felony, it shall be the judgment of the court that the defendant be infamous and be immediately disqualified from exercising the right of suffrage. No person so convicted shall be disqualified to testify in any action, civil or criminal, by reason of having been convicted of any felony, and the fact of conviction for any felony may only be used as a reflection upon the person's credibility as a witness.
[Code 1858, § 5226 (deriv. Acts 1829, ch. 23, § 71); Shan., § 7199; mod. Code 1932, § 11762; Acts 1941, ch. 64, § 1; C. Supp. 1950, § 11762; Acts 1953, ch. 194, § 1; 1972, ch. 740, § 4(70); 1981, ch. 342, § 1; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 40-2712; Acts 1996, ch. 675, § 33.]
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