Armed with this book, attorneys and police investigators can deal effectively with the confusing array of pitfalls that present themselves when a grant of immunity to a witness is considered. The author examines the Fifth Amendment privilege and procedures for asserting the right; discusses federal and state sources of immunity, prosecutorial authority, and defense witness immunity; and delineates the scope of immunity, including transactional and use immunity, foreign prosecution, and waiver of immunity. Procedures and tactics for representing the witness, from subpoena response to post immunity prosecution, and tactics for confronting the immunized witness also are provided. Appendices present the federal immunity statute in its entirety and examine a model state immunity statute.
Charles C Thomas – Publisher – Springfield – Illinois