Tennessee Code Title 39. Criminal Offenses § 39-11-610
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(a) Except as qualified by subsections (b) and (c), conduct is justified if the person reasonably believes the conduct is required or authorized by law, by the judgment or order of a competent court or other tribunal, or in the execution of legal process.
(b) The following sections of this part control:
(3) For law enforcement, pursuant to § 39-11-620 .
(c) The justification afforded by this section is available if:
(1) The person reasonably believes the court or tribunal has jurisdiction or the process is lawful, even though the court or tribunal lacks jurisdiction or the process is unlawful; or
(2) The person reasonably believes the conduct is required or authorized to assist a public servant in the performance of the public servant's official duty, even though the public servant exceeds the public servant's lawful authority.
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