2014 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 13 - Offenses Against Person
Part 9 - Surveillance by Unmanned Aircraft
§ 39-13-903 - Unlawful capture of image with intent to conduct surveillance a misdemeanor offense -- Defense.

TN Code § 39-13-903 (2014) What's This?

(a) Subject to the exceptions set forth in § 39-13-902(a), a person commits an offense if the person:

(1) Uses an unmanned aircraft to capture an image of an individual or privately owned real property in this state with the intent to conduct surveillance on the individual or property captured in the image; or

(2) Knowingly uses an image in a manner prohibited by § 39-13-902(b).

(b) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

(c) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the person destroyed the image:

(1) As soon as the person had knowledge that the image was captured in violation of this section; and

(2) Without disclosing, displaying, or distributing the image to a third party.

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