What is the impact of having to use an interpreter to communicate with the accused?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from R. v. Mo, 2012 BCPC 329 (CanLII):

I am also mindful of the cultural differences in this case and the fact an interpreter was used periodically by the accused, thus requiring the court to proceed cautiously in making any adverse findings against the accused: see Chan v. Ferreira, [1994] B.C.J. No. 335 [sic].

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