R. v. Zbarcea

[1998] O.J. No. 1101

Facts

ON GD

accused came from Romania 2 years ago and spoke English with a heavy accent ... trial judge found the accused did in fact understand the information given to her by the police re RTC

Reasons

ON GD

the issue is whether the police ought to have asked the appellant if she needed or wanted the services of an interpreter... on the basis of the authorities, there was an obligation on the police to ask the appellant if she wanted the assistance of an interpreter

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