2020 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 29 - Restoration of Citizenship
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 40-29-102. Petition and Proof

Universal Citation: TN Code § 40-29-102 (2020)

The proceeding for this purpose shall be by petition to the circuit court of the county in which the petitioner resides, or to the circuit court of the county in which the petitioner was convicted of an act depriving the petitioner of citizenship sustained by satisfactory proof that ever since the judgment of disqualification, the petitioner has sustained the character of a person of honesty, respectability and veracity, and is generally esteemed as such by the petitioner's neighbors.

Code 1858, § 1995 (deriv. Acts 1851-1852, ch. 30, § 1); Shan., § 3656; Code 1932, § 7184; Acts 1969, ch. 316, § 1; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 40-3702.

Attorney General Opinions. An otherwise eligible felon convicted during the 1986-1996 period and sentenced to the penitentiary must obtain restoration of his or her “citizenship rights” by court order according to the procedures outlined in T.C.A. §§40-29-101 and40-29-102 before obtaining a handgun permit, OAG 02-119 (10/24/02).

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