Tennessee Code Annotated

Title 40: Criminal Procedure

Chapter 2: Limitation of Prosecutions

TCA 40-2-102: Misdemeanors.

(a)  Except as provided in § 62-18-120(g) and subsection (b) of this section, all prosecutions for misdemeanors shall be commenced within the twelve (12) months after the offense has been committed, except gaming, which shall be commenced within six (6) months.

(b)  Prosecutions under § 39-16-301 for criminal impersonation accomplished through the use of a fraudulently obtained driver license shall be commenced within one (1) year of the date the driver license expires or within three (3) years of the date the non-expired driver license was last used to falsely impersonate the person in whose name the driver license was issued, whichever is longer.

History: [Code 1858, § 4983 (deriv. Acts 1831, ch. 82); Shan., § 6942; mod. Code 1932, § 11484; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 40-204; Acts 1985, ch. 146, § 1; 1999, ch. 374, § 1.]