What is a public defender or defense attorney? Who is the defendant/offender? What is a bond hearing? What is the difference between a criminal case
The PSI is like a miniature biography on the defendant’s life and criminal history. It is a confidential report that only the prosecutor, defense, and judge is allowed to read. The report is written by a special unit in the Lake County Probation Department and may contain a victim analysis section summarizing the impact the crime has had on the victim(s) in addition to facts about the defendant who is waiting to be sentenced for the crime committed.

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1. What is a public defender or defense attorney?
2. Who is the defendant/offender?
3. What is a bond hearing?
4. What is the difference between a criminal case and civil case?
5. What is a preliminary hearing?
6. What is a Grand Jury?
7. What is an indictment?
8. What is an arraignment?
9. What is a pre-trial ?
10. How can an offender plea not guilty if he/she made a statement to the police or there are witnesses to the crime?
11. Who decides if the defendant pleas guilty or request a trial?
12. What is the purpose of a trial?
13. What is a sentencing hearing?
14. What is a public defender or defense attorney? Who is the defendant/offender? What is a bond hearing? What is the difference between a criminal case
15. What is a negotiated or plea agreement?
16. What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
17. What happens if the defendant is sentenced to the Department of Corrections (prison)?
18. How much actual time will a defendant serve on his incarceration sentence in the Department of Corrections (prison)?