Upon Order of the Court, a Probation/Parole Officer (Presentence Investigator) will be assigned to conduct a Presentence Investigation in accordance with the Code of Iowa and District policy and procedures.
NOTE: Should the due date to the Court as specified on the Court Order be prior to three (3) days before sentencing or not allow for a complete investigation, the Pre Sentence Investigator may notify the Court to obtain an extension to the due date / continuance / seek another sentencing date.
In addition, the three (3) days may be waived by the Probation/Parole Supervisor when investigations are ordered to be completed within a very short time to accommodate the Court, County Attorney, the attorney for the defendant and/or the defendant. In such situations, the Pre Sentence Investigator shall ensure all parties are aware the report will probably not be filed three (3) full working days before sentencing. In instances when the defendant has failed to cooperate in keeping appointments, thus making it impossible to complete and file the report on time, the Supervisor may waive the three (3) days if the Court, the County Attorney and/or the attorney for the defendant wish to retain the original sentencing date.
NOTE: The face-to-face interview may be waived with the Supervisor's approval.
NOTE: If the victim is a minor, the Victim Impact Statement shall be directed to a parent or guardian.