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In a murder prosecution, Defendant gave a video taped confession. In the video the police question him in English but he replies in Spanish. I want this video to be introduced into evidence, but according to TRE 1009 i must give the defense a copy of the translation 45 days prior to trial. I have not done so, is there any way around this? Any help will be appreciated.
 
Posts: 31 | Location: Laredo, Texas, Webb | Registered: May 03, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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A motion for a continuance?
 
Posts: 7860 | Location: Georgetown, Texas | Registered: January 25, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Any good argument to go under 1009 (f)? Is he really going to argue that he was unnecessarily surprised by his own words?
 
Posts: 319 | Location: Midland, TX | Registered: January 09, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Do you have a translation? You just said you want the video introduced, not a translation of it. If your defendant only speaks Spanish, then presumably you will need a Spanish interpreter for the trial. Have the intrepreter interpret the Spanish on the tape just like he/she would do for testimony.
 
Posts: 622 | Location: San Marcos | Registered: November 13, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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How about having a live translator to translate during trial?
 
Posts: 17 | Location: Rio Grande City, TX, U.S. | Registered: November 08, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Motion for continuance and plead honest mistake and accept responsibility for not providing the transcript in a timely fashion.
 
Posts: 2577 | Location: The Great State of Texas | Registered: December 26, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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thanks for all your comments.
 
Posts: 31 | Location: Laredo, Texas, Webb | Registered: May 03, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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