If you have helpful information for the prosecutor, a Pierce County criminal defense lawyer can advise you regarding the different types of immunity that may be offered to you.
A Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Use Immunity
As your Pierce County criminal defense lawyer can explain, “use immunity” generally means that the prosecutor can’t use your statements against you. For example, your testimony can’t be used to do the following:
- to investigate you for new charges/crimes;
- for another criminal trial other than perjury;
- by the prosecutor for his or her trial strategy or pre-trial preparation.
A Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Letter Immunity
Talk to your Pierce County criminal defense attorney if you are offered letter immunity. This generally does not protect you against prosecution in different jurisdictions (other states or counties).
A Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Perjury
As your criminal defense lawyer can advise, immunity offers do not protect you from perjury charges if you knowingly lie to the prosecutor.
If you were given immunity and the prosecutor charges you for something relating to your testimony other than perjury, your Pierce County criminal defense attorney can challenge this on your behalf.
Contact a Pierce County Criminal Defense Attorney Today for Legal Assistance
If you have been charged with a crime and/or offered immunity for your testimony, an experienced Pierce County criminal defense lawyer can advocate for you and inform you of your legal options. The initial consultation is free.