Nevada Revised Statutes Section 171.1538 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Arrest of person with disability: Waiver of right to interpretation or communication. [Effective July 1, 2005.]

1. The rights to interpretation and communication provided in NRS 171.1536 and 171.1537 may not be waived except knowingly and voluntarily by the person with a disability by a written statement indicating his desire not to be so assisted. At any time after arrest but before the termination of any custody, the person may retract his waiver by indicating his desire to be so assisted.

2. Unless there is a waiver under this section, there must be no interrogation or taking of the statement of a person with a disability without the assistance of an interpreter who is qualified to engage in the practice of interpreting in this state pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 656A.100.

Last modified: February 25, 2006