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§ 3-103. Interpreters for proceedings

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal ProcedureEffective: October 1, 2012

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility in Criminal Cases (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2012
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 3-103
§ 3-103. Interpreters for proceedings
Defendants who are deaf or cannot understand or communicate in English
(a)(1) The court shall appoint a qualified interpreter to help a defendant throughout any court proceedings under this title when the defendant:
(i) is deaf; or
(ii) cannot readily understand or communicate the English language and cannot understand a charge made against the defendant or help present the defense.
(2) On application of a victim or victim's representative, as defined in § 11-104(a) of this article, the court shall appoint a qualified interpreter to help the victim or the victim's representative throughout any court proceeding when the victim or the victim's representative:
(i) is deaf; or
(ii) cannot readily understand or communicate the English language.
Compensation and reimbursement for expenses
(b) The court shall give an interpreter appointed under this section:
(1) compensation for services in an amount equal to that provided for interpreters of languages other than English; and
(2) reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of services.

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Added by Acts 2001, c. 10, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2012, c. 705, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012.
Formerly Art. 27, § 623A.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 3-103, MD CRIM PROC § 3-103
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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