Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-34 Presentence investigation and report.
(a) When a probation officer is available to the court, the
officer shall, if directed by the court,
make a presentence investigation and report to the court before any authorized disposition under
(b) The report shall not be submitted to the court or its
contents disclosed to anyone until the
defendant has pleaded guilty or been found guilty.
(c) This section shall not be construed as to require the
appointment of a probation officer.
(d) The presentence investigation report shall be prepared,
presented and utilized as provided
by rule of court except that no court shall prevent the defendant or the attorney for the defendant
from having access to the complete presentence investigation report and recommendations before
any authorized disposition under section 16-31.
(e) The defendant shall not be obligated to make any statement
to a probation officer in
connection with any presentence investigation hereunder.
(Code 1964, § 7.470)
State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 557.026.