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Guilty Plea No Good After Telephone Translation (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court says a defendant who does not speak or understand English and who pleaded guilty to four felony drug and firearms counts without understanding the charges against him, through the use of a telephone interpreter, is entitled to withdraw his guilty plea. The court is concerned by numerous interpreting problems, inaudible ...

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