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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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Cases are assigned to Probation Officers on a random basis as received from the courts. Generally, you will be assigned to the next officer on the list. However, some cases are assigned to specific officers, such as when a defendant is already on probation with a particular officer or when a defendant has been on probation in the past.
Adult criminal conviction information is in the public domain and may be accessed by anyone through the Clerk's Office. However, specific personal data and information utilized by the Probation Department are not available to the public. Juvenile records are confidential.
Probation User's Fees, drug screen urinalysis fees, and Juvenile Program fees are paid through the Henry County Probation Department. You can either pay in person at the office or you can mail your payment to:Adult Probation Department1215 Race StreetSuite 150New Castle, IN 47362
You may also mail correspondence to the Juvenile Probation Department at:1215 Race StreetSuite 160New Castle, IN 47362
Be sure your name, as well as your cause number, is on the money order. Your cause number is the number that appears on all of your court information, such as 33xxx-xxxx-xx-xxxx. Only cash or money orders will be accepted! We do not take personal checks. We do have a contract where you can pay your fees (only those that are payable in the probation office) by credit card online. Further information about this service is available at either the Juvenile or Adult Probation Department. All other fees (court costs, restitution, etc.) are paid in the Clerk's Office.
The Clerk's Office will accept only cash, money orders or credit cards in payment for court costs, restitution, or other fees ordered payable in the Clerk's Office. You may pay these fees in person or you may mail payments to: Henry County Clerk's OfficeP.O. Box BNew Castle, IN 47362
If you are mailing in your payment, make sure to write your cause number on the money order. Your cause number is the number that appears on all of your court information, such as 33xxx-xxxx-xx-xxxx.
Generally, yes. If you reside in another state or county, you may request to have your probation transferred to your local jurisdiction. However, transfers are subject to approval by the receiving jurisdiction, depending on a number of different criteria. There is also a mandatory transfer fee of $75, payable prior to transfer. In addition, all of the other fees you were ordered to pay must be paid up-to-date before a transfer is considered. Probationers who are allowed to transfer to other states or counties are required to abide by the local rules of probation as well as Henry County Probation rules.
Limited travel permission may be granted to other states during the probation term, with the approval of the supervising probation officer. Such travel requires a waiver of extradition and may be subject to other restrictions, appropriate to your case. Travel permission can also be denied, subject to your current probation status.
Your probation officer may be contacted during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm (closed noon to 1 pm daily for lunch). You can call the Adult Probation Office at 765-529-6139 or call the Juvenile Probation Office at 765-529-9174. You may not be able to speak to your probation officer immediately, but the voicemail is available to leave a message.
Contact your Probation Officer personally and explain the situation. The Probation Officer will then determine what action will be taken.
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At the time of your child's detention, you should be told by the arresting officer that you should call the probation office as early as possible the next regular business day, at 765-529-9174 (we are closed on Saturdays and Sundays).
At that time, you will be told when you will meet with a probation officer or if a court hearing is scheduled, when the court hearing will be held. There are many specific rules concerning the detention of a child, and you will be advised of those rules as soon as you meet with the probation officer. Please note you will not be allowed to visit your child until after the probation office has made arrangements for you to do so. If you have further questions, call our office at 765-529-9174.