2010 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 7 - Arrest
Part 2 - Uniform Law on Fresh Pursuit
40-7-202 - Part definitions.

40-7-202. Part definitions.

As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:

     (1)  “Fresh pursuit” includes fresh pursuit as defined by the common law, and also the pursuit of a person who has committed a felony or who is reasonably suspected of having committed a felony;

          (A)  It also includes the pursuit of a person suspected of having committed a supposed felony, though no felony has actually been committed, if there is reasonable ground for believing that a felony has been committed;

          (B)  “Fresh pursuit” does not necessarily imply instant pursuit, but pursuit without unreasonable delay; and

     (2)  “State” includes the District of Columbia.

[Acts 1939, ch. 146, §§ 4, 5; C. Supp. 1950, §§ 11546.5, 11546.6 (Williams, §§ 11546.4, 11546.5); T.C.A. (orig. ed.), §§ 40-810, 40-811.]  

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