Court Investigations

Pre-Sentence Investigation is a report that looks into the history of the defendant that is convicted of a crime before his/her sentencing date. This report is intended to determine if there are any extenuating circumstances for which the pending sentence should be ameliorated based on a criminal history. 

Prop 63 investigations are ordered by the Court and require a background check on all felony convictions and various misdemeanor convictions. If the defendant is found to be in possession of any firearms, they are required to relinquish the firearms to their local Sheriff's and/ or Police Department.