Tennessee Code Annotated

Title 39: Criminal Offenses

Chapter 14: Offenses Against Property

Part 1: Theft

TCA 39-14-112: Extortion.

(a)  A person commits extortion who uses coercion upon another person with the intent to:

     (1)  Obtain property, services, any advantage or immunity; or

     (2)  Restrict unlawfully another's freedom of action.

(b)  It is an affirmative defense to prosecution for extortion that the person reasonably claimed:

     (1)  Appropriate restitution or appropriate indemnification for harm done; or

     (2)  Appropriate compensation for property or lawful services.

(c)  Extortion is a Class D felony.

History: [Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1.]