Character Reference Letter Examples

   Character Reference For Drug Charges

Your Honor,

I am writing this statement on behalf of {Name}, who is set to appear before you in court on {date} for {drug-related charge}.

As a {professional position}, I have known a lot of {type of people}, but {Name} has always been very special to me because of {his/her} courage and resilience. We met {number} years ago at {function} and have seen each other {frequency} ever since in a {professional, personal} capacity.

Although {he/she} had a tough time growing up, with {an unsafe home, one parent, abuse}, {Name} has worked hard to overcome these obstacles and contribute to {his/her} community in a meaningful way. I can personally attest to {his/her} impact here. {Personal, specific anecdote that highlights the attributes of kindness, generosity, and hard work}.

I am aware that {Name} has been charged with {offense}, and that this is a serious crime. I also know that {he/she} has struggled with this problem in the past. It has been a difficult road, and {Name} has made great strides by {seeking counseling, attending AA, finding assisted living, etc.}. {He/she} understands that this behavior has a hugely negative impact on {his/her} health, relationships, and community at large. When I spoke to {him/her} about it, we talked about how it {fed into the black market system, ruined family dynamics, etc.}. {Name} has a supportive, loving network of family and friends, and {he/she} is turning to them for help in addressing this problem in a healthy, solution-based way.

These charges have created a lot of anxiety and fear, as I have seen when {description of the stress and its manifestation}. I believe that {Name}'s {living, working, etc.} situation would become more difficult with a criminal record because of {reason}. {Name} has made great strides in beating back the effects of {his/her} upbringing, and {he/she} is determined to learn and grow from this setback as well.

Thank you for your consideration.



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