Miranda rights are an incredibly important part of the legal process. Without them, people would have no idea what their rights are after being arrested. But what if you don’t speak English? Are police required to translate your Miranda Rights?
Do you understand the rights I have just read to you?
The police must receive an affirmation from the suspect- silence will not be accepted as an acknowledgement. If the suspect does not speak English, the Miranda Rights must be translated into a language that they understand. Translations are recorded to ensure accuracy.
Miranda Rights Translations
Courts warn that a translation of Miranda Rights must be accurate. In some cases, if a suspect’s rights are not conveyed accurately, statements that have been made because of the translation may become inadmissible in court.
It’s important to know your rights during every step of the legal process. If you have been arrested, call Tyler Allen Law Firm today at (602)456-0545.