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 section 16-31.

    (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.