Adult Investigations

 

The Adult Investigation units of the Probation Department serve the Court by providing pre-sentence information based on an analysis of the defendant’s social and criminal history, the crime, the impact on victims (if applicable), and the sentencing laws as they apply to the specific charges pled and proven. Officers are assigned to investigate and determine eligibility for individuals who may benefit from out of custody or counseling programs.

Deputy Probation Officers are expected to be able to present and justify their reports and recommendations to the Court based on factual content and knowledge of sentencing law. They also review and make recommendations about bail and “own recognizance” releases.