2017 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 11 - General Provisions
Part 2 - Burden of Proof
§ 39-11-202. Exception.
- (a) An exception to an offense in this title is so labeled by the phrase: "It is an exception to the application of ...," or words of similar import.
- (1) Unless the statute defining an offense states to the contrary, the state need not negate the existence of an exception in the charge alleging commission of the offense.
- (2) An exception to be relied upon by a person must be proven by a preponderance of the evidence.
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