use immunity

Term generally refers to order of court which compels witness to give testimony of self-incriminating nature but provides that such testimony may not be used as evidence in subsequent prosecution of such witness. People v. Koba, 55 Ill.App.3d 298, 13 Ill.Dec. 306, 371 N.E.2d 1.
Such immunity protects a witness only against actual use of his compelled testimony and evidence derived directly or indirectly therefrom, while "transactional immunity" protects the person against all later prosecutions relating to matters about which he testifies. People v. Sutter, 134 C.A.3d 806,184 Cal.Rptr. 829, 833.
See also immunity

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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