This pocket-sized book offers a fast, convenient means to locate the terms you need to represent your Spanish-speaking clients effectively and guide them through the often-confusing criminal justice system.
An essential resource for lawyers and court interpreters, Critical Terms in Criminal Proceedings in Spanish & English addresses over 100 terms commonly used in criminal and traffic proceedings, and provides clear, plain-language descriptions of the criminal process in both Spanish and English.
Perfect for attorneys, interpreters, or clients, the book provides consistent explanations of procedures that are clear, accurate, and largely dialect-neutral.
- Inform clients consistently and accurately
- Communicate essential information clearly, in the clients' own language
- Allow clients to assist in their own defense and understand what is happening
- Inform clients and their families of their rights and options
This book follows the general procedure from issuance of a complaint to verdict, sentencing, and appeal, and lists the terms in chronological order as they typically occur during the criminal process. It also highlights terms related to traffic offenses and truth-in-sentencing.
There are also several useful appendices, including the Wisconsin interpreter request form, the new Court Interpreter Code of Ethics, a list of Wisconsin statutes related to court interpreters, and more.
Designed for everyday use, Critical Terms in Criminal Proceedings in Spanish & English packs a wealth of useful information into one compact, paperback book, making it a quick, reliable, and convenient resource tool that's ideal for easy transport wherever you need it.