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2021 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 14 - Offenses Against Property
Part 4 - Burglary and Related Offenses
§ 39-14-402. Burglary
Universal Citation: TN Code § 39-14-402 (2021)
- A person commits burglary who, without the effective consent of the property owner:
- Enters a building other than a habitation (or any portion thereof) not open to the public, with intent to commit a felony, theft or assault;
- Remains concealed, with the intent to commit a felony, theft or assault, in a building;
- Enters a building and commits or attempts to commit a felony, theft or assault; or
- Enters any freight or passenger car, automobile, truck, trailer, boat, airplane or other motor vehicle with intent to commit a felony, theft or assault or commits or attempts to commit a felony, theft or assault.
- As used in this section, “enter” means:
- Intrusion of any part of the body; or
- Intrusion of any object in physical contact with the body or any object controlled by remote control, electronic or otherwise.
- Burglary under subdivision (a)(1), (2) or (3) is a Class D felony.
- Burglary under subdivision (a)(4) is a Class E felony.
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