How Do I Write A Character Reference For Court For A Friend?


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James FitzGerald Profile
If you ever have to write a character reference then it is important to gather as much information about the defendant and the case as possible. This will be crucial when making a case in the court of law as you need as much evidence as possible regarding the different situations you have been involved in with regards to the case.
When writing a character reference, it is important to consider all the circumstances which must be taken into account. For example, a character reference for someone who has been charged with lewd behaviour will be different from a  drink driving case - hence it needs to be different to lets say a character reference for someone charged with a sex offence. Each case after all is individual.
You have to relate to a number of things including what the charge is, how has the person behaved and is this a first offence or has there been a series of offences and who exactly will be providing the character reference.
It is an essential part of the court process to get a character reference and is in fact sometimes the most important piece of evidence for a defendant. The character reference basically needs to address the inquiries that the defendant's lawyer is trying to emphasize.
It can be anything from behaviour to other issues concerning the defendant's character. This reference can be from your wife, your child, your friend or even someone at your work. The main purpose of this is to inform the presiding Judge who you really are rather than them just judging you any offences you have caused whilst relating your statement to the incident in hand.
joyce Profile
joyce answered
You would start by saying that "I(name) have known (name.) for (x amt of years) and have always found (such and such) to be true. He/She is (character)

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