Rule 2: Purpose and Construction.
These rules are intended to provide for the just determination of every criminal proceeding. They shall be construed to secure:
(a) simplicity in procedure;
(b) fairness in administration; and
(c) the elimination of:
(1) unjustifiable expense and delay; and
(2) unnecessary claims on the time of jurors.
Advisory Commission Comment.
This rule conforms to Rule 2 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and is a clear statement of the intention of the commission.
Subdivision (c)(2) is designed to stress that the efficient use of jurors’ time is a public interest that courts should consider in construing the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure.Back to Top