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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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.
Use immunity guarantees employees that neither their statements nor evidence derived therefrom can be used against them in criminal court.