Friday, August 29, 2014

Lorenzo E. PatiƱo Hall of Justice - Main Jail

Pretrial Services

The Pretrial Services Unit of the Criminal Law Division is located on the first floor. The main responsibility of Pretrial Services is to interview defendants arrested on felony charges. Interviews are scored based on residency, length of time in the greater Sacramento area, employment and criminal history. This information is provided to the magistrate (judge on call) for determination as to whether the defendant should be released on his or her own recognizance. This unit operates seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.