Here’s How Having a Legal Interpreter Can Help You Win Your Case
Recently, a court in Ontario, Canada had a drunk driving conviction overturned. Why? Police didn’t offer him an interpreter. Because he couldn’t properly understand his legal counsel, the courts ruled that he had been denied his right to a lawyer. This made his subsequent breathalyzer test unlawful. They could have avoided all this if the police had simply offered the man a legal interpreter.
What Does A Legal Interpreter Do?
Simply put, a legal interpreter breaks down language barriers. From the arrest to the court case, an interpreter can keep all parties on the same page.
As we saw in the case above, having an interpreter on hand at the time of arrest can ensure an accused person understands their rights and any directions being given to them. They can translate when the lawyer arrives, making sure the accused has all the necessary information.
An interpreter can also translate on the day of trial. Sometimes, they’ll only be working with the accused. Sometimes, they’ll be needed to translate for witnesses, or even documents pertaining to the case at hand. In all cases, the information must be translated accurately and clearly.
Why You Need a Legal Interpreter
A misinterpretation, or a lack of interpretation, can cost you a case. Maybe you misunderstand a key piece of evidence. Maybe you miss an inconsistency in a witness’ story. If you’ve done all the work to achieve a certain verdict, you don’t want a higher court to be able to overturn that decision.
Luckily, we’re here to help. From the minute you meet your client, we can be there. With over 200 languages in our arsenal, we can provide you with the right interpreter for your client. We even have over-the-phone services. For your convenience, we operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This means that, whenever you get a break in your case, we’ll be there to help.
We can be there for you and your client throughout the whole legal process. In addition, we can translate documents, statements, and evidence. Your work is meticulous, and so is ours. We’ll make sure your client is receiving your best care to win your case.
If you’d like to know more about our services, and discuss how we can work together, give us a call or request a quote now. We look forward to winning alongside you.