Pretrial Services

Prior to sentencing offenders are supervised and processed through the following mechanisms:

  • Bond Check-in: Defendants released on bond pending sentencing report in person to the probation department on a daily or weekly basis.
  • Presentence Investigation: Defendants who have been found guilty are set for sentencing by the court of record. Prior to a sentencing hearing, these individuals cooperate with this department in completing a thorough presentence investigation. This report, which is reviewed by the judge prior to rendering a sentence, delves into the defendant’s criminal background, prior incarcerations or attempts at community control, biopsychosocial factors that contributed to the underlying offense and a thorough assessment of offender criminogenic risks and needs.