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I read the probation report before the hearing?
Defendants and their attorneys usually have access to
the presentence report before the sentencing hearing. However, the sentence
recommendations and information from any confidential sources may be excluded
from the copy given to the defense. The defense should review the report
thoroughly for factual mistakes. Procedural rules (such as Federal Rule of
Criminal Procedure 32 (i)) typically give the defendant and defense counsel the
right to comment on the presentence report at the sentencing hearing and to introduce
evidence to rebut any factual mistakes.
by: Sara J. Berman
Proof & Defenses in Criminal Cases
Getting a Lawyer for your Criminal Case
Steps in a Criminal Defense Case
Arraignment: Your First Court Appearance
Plea Bargains (Deals) in a Criminal Case
Legal Elements of Common Crimes
Expungement & Criminal Records
Should I just plead guilty and avoid a trial?
Is the public defender a real lawyer?
Can I change defense lawyers after I've hired one?
How long after arrest do I find out what the charges are?
Does it matter whether a suspect is given the Miranda warning?
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