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2018 Tennessee Code
Title 55 - Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 10 - Accidents, Arrests, Crimes and Penalties
Part 6 - Motor Vehicle Habitual Offenders Act
§ 55-10-616. Driving while restriction in effect -- Class E felony.
Universal Citation: TN Code § 55-10-616 (2018)
(a) It is unlawful for any person to operate any motor vehicle in this state while the judgment or order of the court prohibiting the operation remains in effect.
(b) Any person found to be an habitual offender under this part who thereafter is convicted of operating a motor vehicle in this state while the judgment or order of the court prohibiting such operation is in effect commits a Class E felony.
(c) The court has no power to suspend any such sentence or fine, except that in cases where the operation is necessitated in situations of apparent extreme emergency that require the operation to save life or limb, the sentence or any part thereof or fine or any part thereof may be suspended by the court, in its discretion.
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