2020 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 5 - Magistrates and Judicial Commissioners
Part 1 - Examination Before Magistrates
§ 40-5-101. “Magistrate” Defined

Universal Citation: TN Code § 40-5-101 (2020)

A magistrate is an officer having power to issue a warrant for the arrest of a person charged with a public offense.

Code 1858, § 5015; Shan., § 6974; Code 1932, § 11513; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 40-602.

Cross-References. Officials designated as magistrates, §40-1-106.

Power to issue warrants of arrest, §40-6-202.

Textbooks. Tennessee Criminal Practice and Procedure (Raybin), § 1.6.

Law Reviews.

The Tennessee Court System — Criminal Court (Frederic S. Le Clercq), 8 Mem. St. U.L. Rev. 319.

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