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What Is the Importance of the Pre-sentence Investigation Report?

Categories: Criminal Law & Process

After conviction and before a sentence is imposed, a federal court will receive a pre-sentence investigation report about the defendant. While the judge ultimately decides on the proper sentence at his or her discretion, the pre-sentence investigation report  plays a vital role in the court’s decision-making process. The pre-sentence investigation report is a comprehensive summary…

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