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Supreme Court: Competent translators required for limited English defendants

Supreme Court: Competent translators required for limited English defendants

INDIANAPOLIS | Justice requires criminal defendants with limited English proficiency be provided competent translators to explain their constitutional rights and enable meaningful participation in their trials, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

June 05, 2014 1:00 pm Related
Two high-profile Lake County trials to start Monday

Two high-profile Lake County trials to start Monday

CROWN POINT | As the week opens, Lake County juries will be selected to hear two high-profile criminal cases replete with emotional details that moved the region.

June 23, 2013 12:40 am Photos

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Indiana Supreme Court OKs silencing of defendant in front of jury

Indiana Supreme Court OKs silencing of defendant in front of jury

INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary man convicted of robbing a Merrillville bank is not entitled to a new trial, even though a Lake County judge had a bailiff cover the man's mouth to stop him from testifying.

July 25, 2012 9:00 pm Related
Ashley Toney guilty of violence on Portage school bus

Ashley Toney guilty of violence on Portage school bus

VALPARAISO | The 18-year-old whom prosecutors say led two other teens in repeatedly terrorizing students on a Portage school bus was convicted Thursday on five of the six charges against him.

August 20, 2010 12:00 am
Tutor molest trial delayed to allow child to attend familiy reunion

Tutor molest trial delayed to allow child to attend familiy reunion

VALPARAISO | Over objections from the defense, prosecutors were granted a request Tuesday to delay the trial of a man accused of child molesting in order to allow the alleged victim and his parents to attend a family reunion.

August 04, 2010 12:00 am
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