Character Reference Letter To Judge. Sooner or later you or someone you know will run afoul of the law...and when it happens it is supremely
important to have friends, family and acquaintances write reference letters to Judges affirming your many positive qualities to help you avoid harsh sanctions. Unsolicited testimony about how unique, important and valuable a person you are to your family, employer and notable roles they play in the community can be important considerations of a judge's decision.
Will a letter result in lesser sanctions for a guilty person? Sometimes and maybe, but you'll never know unless you submit one. Following is a sample Reference Letter To a Judge to use as a template for writing one specific to your situation. Please modify it as needed.
Honorable [Judge’s Full Name]
United States District Judge
3330 Commerce Street
Johnson City, KS 11111
I'm writing on behalf of my brother, John Williams, who will be appearing before you in court on DUI charges. As his older brother I know firsthand that he has a drinking problem. While I’m not sure if he’s an alcoholic or not I do know that when he drinks he becomes mean spirited with seemingly little regard for consequences for his behavior. John acknowledges that he has a drinking problem too and wants to stop.
On the other hand, when he is sober you couldn’t find a person with a bigger heart. He volunteers in our local homeless center at least one day a week and is always assisting his neighbors in some way; mowing their lawns when their lawn mowers break down, driving them to the store when their cars won’t start, etc. Nor can you find someone who is more responsible. He has been on his same job of 15 years, living in his present home for 20 years and a resident of the county for all his life, 40 years.
This is John’s first legal charge and he has expressed much anguish and remorse about it and to his credit has already done what might be considered an appropriate sanction for the law violation, completion of a DUI Course. I think he will continue to do even more positive things to compensate for his lapse of judgement and am confident that this situation is deterrent enough to keep him from repeating the behavior.
Please consider these qualities about him when making your decision about what you will do in his case. You will feel free to call me at 943-345-6435 if you need to verify any of the statements contained in this letter.
Ralph Williams, Brother
839 East West Corridor
Johnson City, KS 11111
Comment: Outstanding Character Reference
Letter to Judge
This letter kept my employee out of jail. Although he broke the law he's basically a good person, who did something stupid. If he'd gone to jail I would have lost a lot of business, so this letter helped me and him. Thanks!
Thanks for sharing! Once again, it goes to show that reference letters written to judges and prosecutors can have a direct impact on sanctions ordered by the courts. Lanard
Comment: Best Criminal Court Reference Letter
This is a good reference letter. Thanks for sharing it!