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DEAF PERSONS' INTERPRETERS ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 204 of 1982
393.505 Arrest of deaf or deaf-blind person; procuring interpreter; inadmissibility of statements made without interpreter.
(1) If a deaf or deaf-blind person is arrested and taken into custody for any alleged violation of a criminal law of this state, the arresting officer and the officer's supervisor shall procure a qualified interpreter in order to properly interrogate the deaf or deaf-blind person and to interpret the deaf or deaf-blind person's statements.
(2) A statement taken from a deaf or deaf-blind person before a qualified interpreter is present is not admissible in court.
History: 1982, Act 204, Imd. Eff. July 1, 1982
Am. 2007, Act 23, Imd. Eff. June 28, 2007
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