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§ 3-103. Interpreters for proceedings.

(a)  When appointment required.- The court shall appoint a qualified interpreter to help a defendant throughout any court proceedings under this title when the defendant is: 

(1) deaf; or 

(2) cannot readily understand or communicate the English language and cannot understand a charge made against the defendant or help present the defense. 

(b)  Compensation and expenses.- The court shall give an interpreter appointed under this section: 

(1) compensation for services in an amount equal to that provided for interpreters of languages other than English; and 

(2) reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of services. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 623A; 2001, ch. 10, § 2.]