What is a pre-sentence investigation (PSI)?

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. What is Probation?
2. What is an IRAS?
3. What are the rules for reporting to my probation officer?
4. What should I bring to office appointments with my probation officer?
5. Why do I have to sign a release?
6. What does Administrative Probation mean?
7. How do I pay fees and restitution assessed by the court?
8. What happens if I violate my conditions of probation?
9. What happens if I don’t pay fees and restitution assessed by the court?
10. What must I do if ordered to submit a DNA sample?
11. What is a pre-sentence investigation (PSI)?
12. May I move out of state?
13. May I travel out of state while on probation?
14. May the probation officer discuss my adult child’s probation status with me?
15. I am a concerned citizen and would like to know if my neighbor is on probation?
16. The court has ordered me to submit to random testing. How will I be tested?
17. What do I do if I am arrested?