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People v. Arancibia, B240341

Allowing the jurors to translate for themselves the Spanish-language audio recordings of defendant's interrogations constituted structural error requiring reversal of defendant’s convictions; the trial judge should have instructed the jury that they must accept the court interpreter's English translation of foreign language testimony.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/27/2013
  • Published 02/27/2013

Judges

  • ROTHSCHILD

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel