In some cases, the Judge may order a presentence investigation to be conducted prior to sentencing. You will be referred to the Probation Department for this investigation.
You will be given or mailed a packet of forms which you must fill out in entirety BEFORE you meet with your probation officer.
You may also be required to provide other documentation such as a driver's license, Michigan ID card, Social Security card, diploma(s), or military discharge papers, to name a few.
The purpose of a presentence investigation is to provide the Judge with additional information about you and your offense, and to make sentencing recommendations so that the Judge may be more informed at sentencing. Your cooperation during this process will be reflected in the presentence report.