presentence investigation

Definition of "presentence investigation"
  1. A review conducted by a probation officer to prepare a report prior to sentencing
How to use "presentence investigation" in a sentence
  1. The judge postponed sentencing until the completion of the presentence investigation.
  2. The presentence investigation reports will play a critical role in deciding the appropriate sentence.
  3. The judge is awaiting the presentence investigation before making a decision about probation.

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