What is a pre-sentence investigation?
A pre-sentence 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. Pre-sentence investigations are ordered in nearly all felony cases, and in some misdemeanor cases if requested.

The information from the pre-sentence investigation is used by the Court to assist in determining an appropriate decision in your case. Pre-Sentence investigations are considered confidential information, and are not released to the public.

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1. Can my probation be transferred?
2. Can I leave the state while on probation?
3. How are cases assigned?
4. Are my records public information?
5. Can I access court records online?
6. Does my employer have to know I'm on probation?
7. How do I pay my fees?
8. Does the Clerk's Office take personal checks or credit cards?
9. How often do I have to report?
10. Can my probation officer come to my home while I'm on probation?
11. What is a pre-sentence investigation?
12. Will I have drug screens while I'm on probation?
13. How can I get in touch with a Probation Officer?