§ 5-65-109 Presentencing report

§ 5-65-109. Presentencing report

    (a) The court shall immediately request and the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention or its designee shall provide a
presentence screening and assessment report of the defendant upon a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to or a finding of guilt  of violating § 5-65-103 or § 5-65-303.

    (b)(1) The presentence report shall be provided within thirty (30) days of the request, and the court shall not pronounce sentence until receipt of the presentence report.

        (2)(A) After entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or a finding of guilt and if the sentencing of the defendant is delayed by the defendant, the clerk of the court shall notify the defendant by first class mail sent to the defendant's last known address that the defendant has fifteen (15) days to appear and show cause for failing to appear for sentencing.

            (B) After expiration of the fifteen (15) days, the court may proceed with sentencing even in the absence of the defendant.

    (c) The report shall include, but not be limited to, the defendant's driving record, an alcohol problem assessment, and a victim impact statement when applicable.