I Have To Meet With A Probation Officer Who Will Be Preparing My Pre-Sentence Report, Should My Lawyer Offer To Go With Me To This Meeting?
Absolutely. The presentence report is one of the most important aspects of any federal criminal case. This report will follow you throughout your entire journey within the criminal justice system. The probation officer will do the preliminary calculation of your sentencing guidelines and, therefore, will have a great deal of influence on your ultimate sentence. Your attorney should prepare you for the meeting with the probation officer.