Serving the growing Hispanic community is core to the American value of equal access to justice. Effective communication — ensuring that Spanish speakers in North Carolina understand the terminology, procedures and consequences of criminal law — is fundamental to serving the Hispanic population effectively.
Guide your Spanish-speaking clients through the intricacies of the often-confusing criminal justice system with the help of this essential tool. This updated edition includes 115 terms commonly used in criminal proceedings, listed chronologically as they typically occur during the criminal process and categorized by the type of crime being addressed. A plain-language description of each term is presented side-by-side in both Spanish and English, allowing you to easily and clearly relay critical information. Commonly used AOC forms in both Spanish and English and an array of statewide and county-based resources available to the Hispanic community serve as additional tools to ensure that your Spanish-speaking clients get the help they need.