2020 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 17 - Evidence and Witnesses
Part 2 - Uniform Law to Secure Attendance of Witnesses
§ 40-17-207. Certificate Recommending Summons of Witness From Another State

Universal Citation: TN Code § 40-17-207 (2020)

If a person in any state, which by its laws has made provision for commanding persons within its borders to attend and testify in criminal prosecutions, or grand jury investigations commenced or about to commence in this state, is a material witness in a prosecution pending in a court of record in this state, or in a grand jury investigation which has commenced or is about to commence, a judge of the court may issue a certificate under the seal of the court stating these facts and specifying the number of days the witness will be required. The certificate may include a recommendation that the witness be taken into immediate custody and delivered to an officer of this state to assure the witness' attendance in this state. This certificate shall be presented to a judge of a court of record in the county in which the witness is found.

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