Rule 17: Uniform Judgment Document.


Pursuant to T.C.A. § 40-35-209(f), the judgment document appended to this rule is provided for the use of all trial judges of courts of record for convictions in all cases falling within the Tennessee Criminal Sentencing Reform Act of 1989. The judgment document shall be in the form provided and shall contain all of the information required by T.C.A. § 40-35-209(e). The judgment should be prepared for each conviction; if there are multiple convictions in the same indictment, separate judgments should be filled out with appropriate notations stating whether the sentences will run consecutively or concurrently. The date of the judgment shall be the date upon which the order of sentence was entered.

The provisions for incarceration in a regional workhouse should not be utilized until such time as regional workhouses are designated for certain counties by the Department of Correction. At that time the director of the Administrative Office of the Courts will make appropriate notification.

The form of the judgment document attached hereto is made a part hereof and incorporated herein by reference. The judgment document will be provided to all trial judges of courts of record.

[Adopted December 1, 1982; as amended by order entered April 30, 1987, by order entered November 1, 1989, by order entered November 1, 1990, effective January 1, 1991, August 5, 1992, by order entered October 26, 1992, by order entered June 16, 1994, by order entered November 6, 1995, by orders filed February 17, 2000, and February 25, 2000, effective July 1, 2000, by order filed July 27, 2011, and by order filed December 19, 2012, effective April 1, 2013; by order filed November 24, 2014, effective January 1, 2015; by order filed February 15, 2019, effective February 15, 2019, and by order filed February 26, 2019, effective February 26, 2019.]

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