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Good afternoon. A judge isn't allowed to read letters related to his/her case. That sort of communication is called an "ex parte" communication, and it isn't permitted because it is generally a violation of due process to allow one side to speak to the judge without the other side present. You can't send a letter to the judge to explain your situation for the same reason that the other side can't send a letter to the judge to try and influence the outcome of the case. You can present your side and any evidence, arguments, and explanation at your regularly scheduled court dates when they come up.Let me know if further clarification is needed. Thank you!
Filing an written answer isn't quite the same thing as sending a letter to the judge, but if you do file something and serve the other party's attorney, then the judge can review what you've filed on or before your court date.