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The Right to Interpretation and Translation in Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Regulations 2014

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Right to interpretation assistance in police custody and during police questioning

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3.—(1) Paragraph (2) applies where a person is—

(a)in police custody; or

(b)attending voluntarily at a police station or other premises or place for the purpose of being questioned by a constable about an offence which the constable has reasonable grounds to suspect the person of committing.

(2) A constable must take all reasonable steps to determine whether the person requires any interpretation assistance because the person—

(a)does not speak English;

(b)does not understand English;

(c)has a hearing impediment; or

(d)has a speech impediment.

(3) Where the constable determines that the person requires interpretation assistance, the constable must ensure that arrangements are made for the person to be provided with that assistance—

(a)as soon as reasonably practicable after arrival at the police station or other premises or place;

(b)for the purpose of safeguarding the fairness of the police proceedings in accordance with the Directive.

(4) A constable may arrange for interpretation assistance to be provided from a remote location by means of communications technology, only if the constable considers that to do so would be appropriate in the circumstances and would not prejudice the fairness of the police proceedings.

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