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Tennessee Code Title 37. Juveniles § 37-1-312

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(a) A ground for relief is “previously determined” if a court of competent jurisdiction has ruled on the merits after a full hearing.

(b) A ground for relief is “waived” if the petitioner knowingly and understandingly fails to present it for determination in any proceeding before a court of competent jurisdiction in which the ground could have been presented.  There is a rebuttable presumption that a ground for relief not raised in any such proceeding that was held was waived.

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