If you find yourself in a situation in which you require legal representation in a country where you don't speak the language, make sure you do what ever in your power the you can to protect your rights. In countries with less than scrupulous law enforcement, you may find that the officers will attempt to use your lack of ability to speak the language to thier advantange in an effort to make you forfeit your rights according to thier laws. You have to be careful of this and you have to make sure you know exactly why you are detained or being questioned and the best way tto do so is to request a professional in legal interpreting. He or she will be able to explain to you exactly what is going on. By understanding fully what you are up against you can more effectively protect yourself from wrongful prosecution and unlawful detainment.