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-Could you explain your situation a little more?Is this for sentencing purposes?
Who do you want the letter to come from?
Dear Customer - Unless your attorney specifically told you to write a letter I always believe that it is better to tell the judge in person what you feel. I certainly cannot write a letter for you and the judge would see right through the fact that is wasn't from you and dismiss it as an excuse. Whatever you say has to come from you to be effective. The judge is not an English teacher and is not grading you on presentation. the judge wants to hear from you how you feel and what you believe, not what some attorney says.Whether you get probation is probably not going to depend on what you tell the judge. Most judges order a pre sentence investigation before they impose a sentence and rely heavily on what the probation report says. Basically you need to show remorse for what you did and accept responsibility and not blame others etc. The old excuse of "getting in with the wrong crowd" just doesn't fly in most cases so you need to say you are sorry and that you accept the responsibility for your actions. You can also explain the effect this has had on your family or you may want to have a family member speak on your behalf as well.