PRE-SENTENCE REPORT

The defense, prosecution or the court may request a pre-sentence investigation. The pre-sentence investigation is prepared by the probation officer. It presents defendant's family history, social, physical mental health, criminal histories and anything else significant. The victim will also be contacted. The defendant can also have input in the pre-sentence investigation and tell the court what the defendant thinks is a fair resolution. A pre-sentence investigation is available in both state and federal cases.