Nevada Witnesses and Evidence

Sec. § 50.0545
Interpreter for person with limited English proficiency: Appointment required in criminal proceedings; appointment when certified or registered interpreter not available.


An interpreter must be appointed at public expense for a person with limited English proficiency who is a defendant or a witness in a criminal proceeding.


If a certified or registered court interpreter is not available, a court shall appoint an interpreter in accordance with the regulations adopted pursuant to paragraph (e) of subsection 2 of NRS 1.510.


As used in this section:


“Interpreter” means a person who has a certificate or registration as an interpreter issued by the Court Administrator pursuant to NRS 1.510 and 1.520.


“Person with limited English proficiency” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 1.510.

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