Q: What are the benefits of a pre sentence investigation? Is it required in all felony cases?
A PSI is usually used in a case where the DA and the defendant can not reach a solid plea deal. The PSI is prepared by the probation dept and is slanted towards the State. Any good defense lawyer will prepare a counter-report for the defendant. This is the last chance for the defendant to show the judge that you should get probation.
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