Report is a document prepared at the request of the judge prior to
sentencing. The purpose of the report is
to provide the judge with detailed background information about a defendant for
use at the sentence hearing. The report includes information about
criminal records, drug and alcohol use, personal and family history, education,
employment, and any victim or restitution information. By utilizing an assessment, information be
can provided to the judge that supports sentencing recommendations provided in
the Presentence Report.
The report will
provide the judge with an account of life circumstances that may impact
sentencing. If the potential for
incarceration exits, the Presentence Report can provide detailed and relevant
information for the judge to consider.
It is important for the judge to have a full picture of a client’s background
to assist in determining what the appropriate sentence will be. If probation is ordered at sentencing, the
Presentence Report also includes information to ensure that clients have
necessary resources to be successful.
Report fee is $60, payable at the time of service by money order, cashier’s
check, or Visa/MasterCard.