What is a Presentence Investigation?

A Presentence Investigation is a background check and social history compiled by the Probation Department prior to sentencing and provided to the Judge, Prosecutor, and your Attorney. Presentence Investigations are ordered in nearly all felony cases, and in some misdemeanor cases if requested. The information from the Presentence Investigation is used by the Court to assist in determining an appropriate decision in your case. Presentence Investigations are considered confidential information and are not released to the public.

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1. How are cases assigned?
2. Are my records public information?
3. What is a Presentence Investigation?
4. How do I pay my fees?
5. Does the Clerk's Office take personal checks or credit cards?
6. Can my Probation be transferred?
7. Can I leave the state while on probation?
8. How can I get in touch with a Probation Officer?
9. What should I do if I cannot make or have missed my appointment?
10. What if my child is detained?