Pre-Trial Bail Evaluations

Otter Tail County Probation completes Pre-Trial Bail Evaluations on in-custody defendants who have been charged with an offense that is considered a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor level “crime of violence” in Minnesota.

The Pre-Trial Bail Evaluation is completed prior to the defendant’s initial appearance in Court. The evaluation contains information about the defendant that is helpful to the District Court Judge in determining the defendant’s risk to him/herself or the community.

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