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How Immunity Works In A Federal Criminal Case

You hear it on crime shows all the time. A defendant stares meaningfully at a law enforcement officer who is trying to get information from him. The defendant says: “I want immunity.”

In TVland, the defendant almost always gets immunity, and the law enforcement officers charge off after the big fish bad guy. On television shows, immunity always means the character won’t be prosecuted. They’ll probably enter the witness protection program.

Television is not real life. Some forms of immunity don’t protect you from prosecution at all.

Here’s what you need to know.

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