2017 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 20 - Judgment and Sentence
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 40-20-101. Judgment after verdict -- Modification of verdict.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 40-20-101 (2017)
  • (a) After a verdict against the defendant, if the judgment is not arrested or a new trial granted, the court shall pronounce judgment.
  • (b) If, in the pronouncement of a judgment where a defendant has been retried either following an order granting a retrial by a court of this state or in obedience to a decision of a court of the United States, it becomes necessary that the jury's verdict be modified to prevent a sentence on the second trial being greater than the verdict pronounced at the first trial, then the trial court is authorized to modify the jury's verdict and pronounce judgment accordingly.
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