presentence report

Definition of "presentence report"
  1. A document compiled by a probation officer to aid the court in deciding an apt sentence after a defendant is found guilty
How to use "presentence report" in a sentence
  1. The judge patiently reviewed the presentence report before determining the defendant's punishment.
  2. The probation officer painstakingly drafted the presentence report detailing the defendant's background and crime details.
  3. The defense attorney was given a copy of the presentence report to discuss potential mitigating factors in sentencing.

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