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Tennessee Laser Jammer Laws

In Tennessee, Laser Jammers are illegal.


Source: Tennessee Code 39-16-610 Top-level link


39-16-610. Radar jamming devices. -


(a) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Radar jamming device" means any active or passive device, instrument, mechanism, or equipment that is designed or intended to interfere with, disrupt, or scramble the radar or laser that is used by law enforcement agencies and officers to measure the speed of motor vehicles;

(2) "Radar jamming device" includes, but is not limited to, devices commonly referred to as "jammers" or "scramblers"; and

(3) "Radar jamming device" does not include equipment that is legal under FCC regulations, such as a citizens' band radio, ham radio, or any other similar electronic equipment.

(b) It is an offense for any person to knowingly possess or sell a radar jamming device.

(c) It is an offense for any person to knowingly operate a motor vehicle with a radar jamming device in the motor vehicle.

(d) It is an offense for a person to knowingly use a radar jamming device for the purpose of interfering with the radar signals or lasers used by law enforcement personnel to measure the speed of a motor vehicle on a highway.

(e) Any radar jamming device that is used in violation of this section is subject to seizure by any law enforcement officer and may be confiscated and destroyed by order of the court in which a violation of this section is charged.

(f) The provisions of this section shall not apply to law enforcement officers acting in their official capacity.

(g) (1) A violation of subsection (b) or (c) is a Class C misdemeanor.

(2) A violation of subsection (d) is a Class B misdemeanor.

[Acts 2006, ch. 853, 1.]





Interestingly, Tennessee also has a law on their books against the "ticket guarantees" offered by some companies.


Source: Tennessee Code 39-17-113


39-17-113. Payment of citations for persons who purchase devices for detection of or interference with devices used to measure the speed of motor vehicles. -


(a) It is an offense to offer to pay or to pay a motor vehicle traffic citation of any person who purchased any device or mechanism, passive or active, to detect or purposefully interfere with or diminish the measurement capabilities of any radar, laser, or other device or mechanism employed by law enforcement personnel to measure the speed of motor vehicles for law enforcement purposes.

(b) The provisions of this section shall apply only to persons and firms that sell or lease devices or mechanisms that detect or purposefully interfere with or diminish the measurement capabilities of any radar, laser, or other device or mechanism.

(c) A violation of this section shall be a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine only of up to five hundred dollars ($500). Each day a violation occurs constitutes a separate offense.

[Acts 2006, ch. 730, 1.]




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