Character Reference Letter Examples

   Sample Court Character Reference

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter in the hopes that it will help you to see what kind of person {Name} is, despite the transgressions that led us all to this point.

I have known {Name} as a {relationship to person} for {length of time}, and in that time I have seen many aspects of {Name's} personality. I have always found {him/her} to be extremely kind, dependable, and well regarded among {his/her} peers.

The transgression of {crime committed} should not be the only factor you look at in this case. I hope you will also consider{Name's} efforts in {job, community service, etc.}, as well as {his/her} strong commitment to {family, if applicable, or perhaps rehabilitation}.

I can tell you without a doubt that {Name} is incredibly remorseful for what {he/she} has done. {He/she} has expressed this to many times, and I believe it has been reflected in {his/her} efforts to make amends to the victims and to the court. It was a childish mistake, but {Name} deserves a second chance. I hope you will be willing to give {him/her} one.



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