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Idaho Criminal Rule 28. Interpreters.

In any criminal action in which any witness or a party does not understand or speak the English language, or who has a physical handicap which prevents the witness or party from fully hearing or speaking the English language, then the court shall appoint a qualified interpreter to interpret the proceedings and the testimony of such witness or party. Upon appointment of such interpreter, the court shall cause to have the interpreter served with a subpoena as other witnesses, and such interpreter shall be sworn to accurately and fully interpret the testimony given at the hearing or trial to the best of the interpreter's ability before assuming duties as an interpreter. The court shall determine a reasonable fee for all such interpreter services which shall be paid for by the county. 


(Adopted December 27, 1979, effective July 1, 1980.)


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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Daniel T. Eismann
Justice Warren E. Jones
Justice Joel D. Horton
Justice Robyn M. Brody

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
Judge John M. Melanson
Judge Molly J. Huskey



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