use immunity

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Related to use immunity: transactional immunity, grant immunity
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Noun1.use immunity - an exemption that displaces the privilege against self-incrimination; neither compelled testimony or any fruits of it can be used against the witness who therefore can no longer fear self-incrimination
granting immunity, exemption, immunity - an act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from prosecution"
transactional immunity - a broader form of use immunity that also protects the witness from any prosecution brought about relating to transactions to which they gave testimony
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The first is use or derivative use immunity while the other is transactional immunity.
(11) Testimonial immunity, also known as use immunity, does not provide this type of protection from future prosecution; it only protects the witness against the direct and derivative use of the immunized statements in a subsequent prosecution.
Supreme Court ruled that public employees may not be fired for invoking their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination unless such employees have been given use immunity. In Gardiner, a police officer was fired because he refused to sign a waiver of his self-incrimination privilege.
Use immunity guarantees employees that neither their statements nor evidence derived therefrom can be used against them in criminal court.
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