Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
Because the court and the prosecution might be dubious about the integrity of an interpreter who just appears unannounced at the time of the trial. If you need an interpreter, you should inform the prosecution and the court beforehand and an interpreter will be appointed.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Law Office of Marlin Branstetter | Marlin Branstetter
I'm not sure this is a bankruptcy question. People who file bankruptcy are not referred to as defendants, they are debtors. In my district in California the court will provide interpretation services free of charges at the creditors meetings.
Answer Applies to: California
Mark S. Hubert PC | Mark Hubert
No - the court interpreter must be court certified to interpret in that language but perhaps in conjunction with a proper court certified interpreter the judge would let him help. In criminal actions thew defendants get an interpreter provided free of charge.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Lawyer for Independent Media | Sue Basko
California Courts provide interpreters for some hearings and not for others. In a Criminal, Traffic, Juvenile, or Family Court hearing, the court will provide an interpreter. You need to ask at the desk. Your hearing may or may not be continued so you can be provided with an interpreter. In a civil or small claims matter, you have to provide your own interpreter. You can choose a registered interpreter. If you decide to use a non-registered interpreter, such as a friend of family member, have the person look online for this California Court form and read it. it is called Foreign Language Interpreter's Duties - Civil and Small Claims (INT-200).
Answer Applies to: California
Sebby Law Office | Jayne Sebby
It depends on what kind of case it is and who is hearing it. If it's an administrative hearing, you may be responsible for bringing your own interpreter. If it's a civil, and especially if it's a criminal case, the court may choose to appoint an interpreter. The issue is that the judge must be sure that the interpreter is qualified to quickly and accurately interpret from one language to another, including any legal terms or jargon or slang, and that the interpreter does not add his own comments or interpretation to what the speaker is communicating.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
In Bankruptcy court, the official court interpreting service must be utilized. Before the court implemented this requirement, interpreters exercised questionable judgment and would deliberately misinterpret in order to "help out" the person testifying, and not in a good way.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Law Office of Thomas A. Medford, Jr., PC | Thomas A. Medford, Jr.
Yes but in the District of Columbia the court may require that that interpreter by certified or have a certain skill level. If given enough notice the courts will generally be able to find an interpreter for almost any language.
Answer Applies to: District of Columbia
Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
Maybe. But the court reporter will have an official interpreter who his certified as qualified by the Court, and the official reporter will be used to prepare the transcript unless the Court orders otherwise. A defendant can always bring his own interpreter, but whether the interpreter will be allowed to participate in the proceedings is questionable, and depends on the interpreters professional qualifications.
Answer Applies to: New York