What is a Character Reference and When Do I Need One?
- April 30, 2019
- WBH Legal Administration
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A character reference letter is an important part of any criminal case. It helps explain the real person behind the charges or allegations.
A good character reference letter should be written by family, friends or employers who have known the accused for a long time. They can tell the court intimate information about the accused’s personality and character that others, including their lawyer, cannot.
The aim of the character reference letter is to outline the accused as a person to the sentencing Magistrate/Judge.
The letter should be addressed to the sentencing Magistrate/Judge and ensure that it acknowledges the charges laid against the accused.
The letter should then outline how you know the accused, for how long and in what capacity.
You should then outlined information about the accused’s personality, attributes, character, community involvement.
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