Tennessee Code Title 40. Criminal Procedure § 40-11-114

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(a) Bail, when not given in open court, is given by a written undertaking, containing the conditions of release, the agreement of the defendant to appear in the court having jurisdiction of the offense as directed by the court and/or an amount to be paid for nonappearance, signed by the defendant, and if made under § 40-11-122(2), signed also by court-approved and sufficient surety or sureties.  The written undertaking must be approved by the officer taking it.

(b) An electronically transmitted facsimile copy of a written undertaking shall have the same legal effect as the original written undertaking.  An electronically transmitted facsimile copy of a written undertaking signed by the defendant shall have the same legal effect as the written undertaking signed by the defendant.

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