Legal Information: Tennessee
Updated: December 6, 2022
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.
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