Character Reference Letter Examples

   Court Character Reference Sobriety

Your Honor,

I am writing this letter to speak on the behalf of {Name}, who is due to appear before you in Court on {date} on {charges}. I understand the severity of these charges and make no claims about their validity, but I believe that {Name}'s behavior stemmed from {his/her} alcohol and drug use, which {he/she} has fought long and hard against.

I have known {Name} since {he/she} became my employee at {Company} on {date}. {Name} has always done very well as a {position} and lent {his/her} considerable talents to training other employees and volunteering for company activities. {He/she} is also highly involved in community work, such as {sample activities}.

I understand that on {date}, {difficult event} occurred, and {Name} had trouble dealing with {outcome}. This led to a period of time wherein {he/she} engaged in drug use and alcohol consumption, which I believe led directly to {illegal event}. {His/her} arrest was a huge wakeup call. I have watched {his/her} behavior go from despondent and erratic to determined and self-aware. {He/she} started attending meetings, got a sponsor, and showed a markedly more stable performance at work.

{Name} has been sober for {amount of time}, now, and in that time {he/she} has integrated fully back into work and community life. I hope that whatever result comes from this trial, {his/her} progress can be taken into account.

Thank you for your time. Please feel free to contact me any time at {info} if you need anything further.



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