2018 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 26 - Appeal
§ 40-26-101. Commencement of term pending appeal.
In all criminal cases appealed to the supreme court from the circuit and criminal courts, where the judgment of the court is for less penalty than death or imprisonment for life, and the defendant is in actual confinement in jail, when no transcript or other statement of the evidence is filed in the time prescribed by law, in the circuit or criminal court the appeal shall not act as a supersedeas, and the defendant shall enter upon the term of service in the penitentiary or workhouse at once after the expiration of the time for filing the transcript or other statement of evidence.