Can I see my pre-sentence report?

Can I see my pre-sentence report?

Pre-sentence reports are not public documents. Anything discussed during the pre-sentence report interview is confidential and cannot be divulged by the interpreter.

What happens in a pre-sentence investigation?

During the presentence investigation, a probation officer will interview other persons who can provide pertinent information, including the prosecutor, law enforcement agents, victims, mental health and substance abuse treatment providers, and the defendant’s family members, associates and employer.

What information is collected during the pre-sentence investigation PSI?

In general, the PSI report needs to include details on the offense in question, as well as information on the defendant’s criminal history. The PSI should also describe the defendant’s family history, education, employment record, any military service, finances, and health.

Who is credited for doing the first pre-sentence investigation?

John Augustus
The origins of the modern presentence investigation began in the 1840s with the crusading efforts of Boston shoemaker John Augustus (1841-1859).

Why does a judge ask for a pre-sentence report?

The court asks for a Pre-Sentence Report when it wants to know and understand more about you, so it can decide what sentence would be most appropriate — given the crime you have committed. This will be after you have pleaded guilty or been convicted after a trial, and will delay the sentencing.

How long does a PSI investigation take?

How long does the PSI interview take? Generally, the interview lasts 2-4 hours and takes place at the US Probation office. It could go longer, so it’s best to be available as long as necessary. The probation officer controls the schedule.

What questions are asked in a pre-sentence report?

Your Presentence Interview

  • version of the criminal act giving rise to the conviction.
  • reason or motive for committing the crime.
  • prior criminal record, including juvenile record.
  • personal and family history.
  • education.
  • employment history.
  • health.
  • past and present alcohol and drug use.

What should be in a pre-sentence report?

A pre-sentence report is a report prepared by a probation officer after you have been convicted of a crime. This report contains contextual, historical and personal information about you that assists the judge in determining an appropriate sentence.

What should I expect at a PSI interview?

A PSI is an interview with a probation officer. That probation officer will want to get information about your background, including criminal history, employment, addresses, etc. The probation officer will also ask for collateral contacts, usually at least two people, that know you well.

How long does a PSI interview take?

2-4 hours
These meetings can last 2-4 hours, so clear your calendar for the day because you do not want to leave this interview until it is over. Advanced preparation for the presentence interview is vital.

Who approved the post sentence investigation report?

The investigation report to be submitted by the probation officer under Section 5 hereof shall be in the form prescribed by the Probation Administrator and approved by the Secretary of Justice.

How long do pre-sentence reports take?

Standard Delivery report which requires a three week adjournment is usually used for high risk of harm and serious complex cases. It includes a thorough risk assessment and detailed sentence plan. Interviews are up to two hours long and take place at the probation office.