Trial in native language of accused

Description
Grants individuals charged with an offense the right to have their trial conducted in a language they understand, or the right to have an interpreter. In some cases, this would include a right to be informed of the reasons for one’s arrest.

Categories
Culture and Identity; Rights and Duties

Keywords
accused; criminal procedure

Survey Questions
Does the constitution specify the trial has to be in a language the accused understands or the right to an interpreter if the accused cannot understand the language?

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