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2021 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 11 - General Provisions
Part 1 - Construction
§ 39-11-102. Effect of Criminal Code
Universal Citation: TN Code § 39-11-102 (2021)
- Conduct does not constitute an offense unless it is defined as an offense by statute, municipal ordinance, or rule authorized by and lawfully adopted under a statute.
- Parts 1-6 of this chapter apply to offenses defined by other laws, unless otherwise provided by law.
- This title does not bar, suspend, or otherwise affect any right or liability to damages, penalty, forfeiture, or other remedy authorized by law to be recovered or enforced in a civil suit for conduct the criminal code defines as an offense, and the civil injury is not merged into the offense.
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