Knoxville, TN asked in Business Law, Contracts, Securities Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee

Q: If a person commits the crime of "hindering a secured creditor" but the value is greater than $999.

Code 39-14-116 says value only to $999.but I was "robbed" of property MUCH greater than that. What law applies?

1 Lawyer Answer
Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng
  • Columbia, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Sorry, but your question is unclear- hindering a secured creditor is a class "E" felony. Some theft offenses are graded according to the value - in some situations under $500 or $1,000 could be a misdemeanor. However, this code section says its a felony. If you have not already done so, report the offense to the police and help the District attorney prosecute the offender. Consider speaking to an attorney to give you advice on possible civil remedies.

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