Presentence Investigations

General Overview / Purpose

Presentence Investigations/Reports are used to provide the court with critical information about the defendant and their offense(s).

Presentence Report

A presentence report includes:

  • Defendant’s History (social/family/work/etc)
  • Criminal Record
  • Sentencing Recommendation
  • Victim Statement (If applicable)
  • Restitution Information(If applicable)

This information provides the judge with as much information as possible to make a sentencing decision.

These reports are composed by Probation Officers of the Pinal County Superior Court who are assigned to the department’s presentence investigation unit.