A qualified interpreter shall be appointed in the following cases for persons who are deaf or mute or both:

(1)    In any grand jury proceeding, when the witness is deaf or mute, or both;

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 19-3-10

  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2

(2)    In any court proceeding involving a person who is deaf or mute, or both, and such proceeding may result in the confinement of such person or the imposition of a penal sanction against such person;

(3)    In any proceeding before a board, commission, agency, or licensing authority of the state or any of its political subdivisions, when the principal party in interest is deaf or mute, or both;

(4)    When a person who is deaf or mute, or both, is arrested for an alleged violation of a criminal law of the state or any city ordinance. Such appointment shall be made prior to any attempt to interrogate or take a statement from such persons.

Source: SL 1974, ch 164, § 1.