2020 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 24 - Fines
§ 40-24-106. Fines Accruing to State

Universal Citation: TN Code § 40-24-106 (2020)
  1. Except as otherwise provided by law, fines, amercements, forfeitures and recoveries in criminal cases constitute a part of the revenue of the state, and shall be paid into the state treasury in the following cases:
    1. All fines and forfeitures that may be recovered in any case in which the defendant is indicted for a felony, whether convicted of a felony or of an offense less than felony; and
    2. All fines and forfeitures, imposed for a violation of any law regulating the business of banking.
  2. Except as otherwise provided by law, fines and forfeitures in all other state cases go to the county in which the indictment was found.

Code 1858, §§ 552, 5236 (deriv. Acts 1835-1836, ch. 55, § 2); Shan., §§ 707, 7211; Code 1932, §§ 1258, 11798; modified; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 40-3206.

Compiler's Notes. This section may be affected by §9-1-116, concerning entitlement to funds, absent appropriation.

Cross-References. Disposition of fines for minor offenses, §5-8-104.

Disposition of fines in school attendance law cases, §49-6-3011.

Fines accruing to county, §§5-8-104,5-8-105.

Fines for violation of laws affecting animals go to society for prevention of cruelty to animals, §39-14-210.

Textbooks. Tennessee Jurisprudence, 8 Tenn. Juris., Criminal Procedure, § 52.

Attorney General Opinions. Remittance of fines and forfeitures from state misdemeanors, OAG 99-174 (9/9/99).

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