2019 Tennessee Code
Title 55 - Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 50 - Uniform Classified and Commercial Driver License Act
Part 6 - Penalties
§ 55-50-602. Reproductions or facsimiles -- Penalties.
(a) It is an offense for any person to:
(1) Photograph, photostat, duplicate or in any way reproduce any driver license, certificate of driving or other government-issued photo identification document or facsimile thereof in such a manner that it could be mistaken for a valid license, certificate of driving or other government-issued photo identification document; or
(2) Issue, sell or cause to be sold a driver license, certificate of driving or other government-issued photo identification document or facsimile thereof unless sold in compliance with this chapter.
(b) A violation of subsection (a) for the first time is a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of subsection (a) is a Class E felony, with suspension of driving privileges for a period of not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years, or for a period of time commensurate with the sentence imposed. A violation of subsection (a) in connection with an act of terrorism, a planned act of terrorism, or an attempted act of terrorism, is a Class B felony, with a permanent and irrevocable suspension of driving privileges; provided, however, that the defendant knew or should have known at the time of the offense that the driver's license or facsimile would be used in that manner.