Tennessee Code Title 39. Criminal Offenses § 39-14-107

It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under §§ 39-14-103 , 39-14-104 and 39-14-106 that the person:

(1) Acted under an honest claim of right to the property or service involved;

(2) Acted in the honest belief that the person had the right to obtain or exercise control over the property or service as the person did;  or

(3) Obtained or exercised control over property or service honestly believing that the owner, if present, would have consented.

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