What is the Probation Department's responsibility with respect to offenders that have been adjudicated or convicted, but not yet sentenced?

With the exception of minor traffic matters, all juvenile offenders and all adult offenders convicted of a felony are referred to the probation department for a presentence investigation and recommendation before sentencing occurs. It is therefore possible that probation staff will be engaged in this particular activity, but that the offender will not be placed on probation at sentencing.