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ID: 118

Title: R. v. Zbarcea

Cite: [1998] O.J. No. 1101

Court: ON GD

Date: 06/02/1998

Justices: Keenan J.

Result: Appeal allowed, an acquittal was entered

WhoWon: D

Issue: Interpreter During RTC


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Facts

accused came from Romania 2 years ago and spoke English with a heavy accent ... trial judge found the accused did in fact understand the information given to her by the police re RTC Edit


Reasons

the issue is whether the police ought to have asked the appellant if she needed or wanted the services of an interpreter... on the basis of the authorities, there was an obligation on the police to ask the appellant if she wanted the assistance of an interpreter Edit


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