I understand that you only requested a "sample letter", not an actual letter to be read to the judge. However, to be clear, please understand that the attorneys on this site cannot actually write specific documents for the customers of the site, such an action could be seen as actual representation and would be contrary to the policies of the site. Additionally, this particular request would be much too dry if written by an attorney on an internet site, it would be much more impactful if written by you personally. However, as a sample....
You might consider beginning with a paragraph introducing yourself. Perhaps something along the lines of stating your name and the fact that you are married to the defendant and how long you have known this man.
You might then transition into a paragraph introducing the defendant. Perhaps something along the lines of, "He is an amazing husband. He has also been very attentive of my needs and does whatever he can to let me know that he loves me very much. His family lives nearby as well. We would often go to his parents home for a family dinner. When we did, I always enjoyed being involved in the interaction with his family."
You might also talk a little about his work history. Perhaps something along the lines of, "In fact, his job is also with his family. For the past several years, he has worked for his sister in her seafood place. He recently began working as a cashier there and he would often come home and speak fondly XXXXX XXXXX day and the interaction with customers."
You also need to address the charge. Importantly, while you may disagree with the jury verdict, it is important that you acknowledge that they convicted him. You might consider something along the lines of, "My husband has been convicted of a terrible crime. This conviction is not reflective of the man I have come to know and love. I cannot even begin to explain how this could have possibly happened, I can only state that this is not who my husband is. My husband is a kind and compassionate person, I can tell the court that this was just a small period of time in my husband's life. He is 49 years old and has no criminal history whatsoever. While I do not expect the court to let my husband go free, I would hope that you would take the totality of his life into consideration before handing down a sentence."
In short, introduce yourself, introduce your husband and then do what you can to focus on the many positives in his life. Also, you should show the statement to the attorney in advance. Once you have a draft written, he may be able to provide some fine-tuning. I wish you both the best of luck.
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I'm not entirely certain what you mean by him "accusing (you) in this case". I suspect you mean that he someone placed the blame on you. Assuming this to be accurate, it might be prudent to avoid mentioning this. With a jury verdict in place, it is usually imprudent for the defendant, or his supporters, to mention anything that seems to shift the focus or the blame. Mentioning that he blamed you would likely have a negative effect on the judge.
As to the girls, they would clearly be considered victims in this, victims of your husband. Additionally, they are well below the age of consent. Meaning, if they were about seventeen years old, just one year below the age of consent, one might argue that there age should be taken into consideration and that they consented to, or even initiated, the sex acts. Here though, with them being only eight and nine years of age, it would be foolish to speak of them in anyway other than as victims. Having said that, if they have anything positive to say, such statements could be helpful to your husband in sentencing.
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