What is Pretrial Services?

Pretrial Services provides the court with pertinent background information on defendants in custody and accused of a law violation. This information is used in determining the appropriateness of the release of a defendant pending trial.  Pretrial Services also monitors defendants released from custody on Supervised Own Recognizance (S.O.R.) and works with them to ensure that they appear in court as ordered.

How long am I on S.O.R. or Pretrial?

Until the defendant is sentenced.

I am not sentenced, so I do not understand what I am doing here? Am I on Probation?

No, you are not on Probation since you have not been sentenced. The Judge has released you on a Supervised Own Recognizance (S.O.R.) or Pretrial release. This ensures that you will return to Court.