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Legal Information: Tennessee

Statutes: Tennessee

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Updated: 
May 9, 2019

39-15-511. Aggravated abuse of an elderly or vulnerable adult

(a) A person commits the offense of aggravated abuse of an elderly or vulnerable adult who knowingly commits abuse pursuant to § 39-15-510, and:

(1) The act results in serious psychological injury or serious physical harm;

(2) A deadly weapon is used to accomplish the act or the abuse involves strangulation as defined in § 39-13-102; or

(3) The abuse results in serious bodily injury.

(b) A violation of subdivision (a)(1) is a Class C felony.

(c) A violation of subdivision (a)(2) or (a)(3) is a Class B felony.