You have just been referred to the 53rd District Court's Probation Department for a pre-sentence interview or a screening/assessment interview. This is an important appointment because the Probation Officer will be making recommendations to the Judge as to what type of sentencing you should receive for this conviction.
You will be given a notice with both your Probation Department appointment and the sentencing date/time.
You must appear for the appointment promptly as scheduled by Probation.
Wear proper attire. If you are late for the appointment, you will have to wait to see if the Probation Officer can fit you in during that working day. If he/she is unable to do so, you will be rescheduled and charged a $100 re-schedule fee.
If you miss your appointment entirely, you will be charged the $100 re-schedule fee. The Judge may also order you held in the Livingston County Jail until the Probation Department can see you.
Children are NOT allowed in the Probation Department. Please do not bring your children to the appointment.
You will be receiving a questionnaire that needs to be filled out completely. If a question doesn't apply to you, please write N/A (not applicable.)