Tell the court how you know the person and how many years you have known them for.
Tell the court the good things about them you have seen.
Find out what the police say they did.
Write down if you know why they did that. For example: trouble with their family, work or school.

A reference letter helps the judge to know the person’s story.
The judge can give them a punishment (sentence) that might help them stay out of trouble in the future.

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