When you’re in trouble with the law or are working through another kind of legal case but don’t speak English well, it can be tempting to hire a translator to work on your case with you. A translator can be a real person who translates documents for you, or you might opt to use an app to translate documents directly.
Before you turn to translators or interpreters, consider hiring a Spanish-speaking attorney instead. Why? Since they’re bilingual, you’ll be able to speak to them in your own language and have a lower risk of miscommunications.
Get the details in your own language
One of the most important reasons to work with a Spanish-speaking attorney is because they can provide you all the information you need in your own language. You can also trust that they understand what they’re telling you and fully grasp what you’re explaining to them.
There won’t be as great of a risk of miscommunications, such as misinterpreting a date or information you’re discussing. Additionally, you’ll be able to relax knowing that they understand American law and the way that it is interpreted, so they can help you with any questions you have.
Another reason it’s nice to work with a Spanish-speaking attorney is because there is a human element to it. Your attorney will be on your side and can help you understand what you should expect. They’ll be able to converse with you clearly and understand the nuances of what you’re saying. With translations and interpretations, sometimes the small details are missed.
With a Spanish-speaking attorney, you don’t have to worry that you aren’t understanding something or try to speak with them in English when you don’t feel confident enough to communicate your feelings in that language.
No matter who you are, you deserve an opportunity to understand your rights and to be clear on all the steps you have to go through for any legal case. Working with someone who speaks your language is the key to being sure you have fully understood your circumstances and are prepared to move forward with your case (no matter what it’s about).