By Jedidiah McKeehan

When someone is charged with the crime of theft, that theft usually results from the theft of goods from a store.  That theft charge is what we normally think of as shoplifting.  The Tennessee laws that discuss theft and shoplifting are Tennessee Code Annotated sections 39-14-103, 39-14-105, and 39-14-146.

If someone is charged with shoplifting, which is a way to describe a version of theft, almost always, any agreement through the court system that resolves that charge involves the defendant being permanently banned from ever returning to that store.

Jedidiah McKeehan is an attorney practicing in Knox County and surrounding counties.  He works in many areas, including personal injury, divorce and custody, criminal and landlord-tenant law. Visit for more information about this legal issue and other legal issues.