Sample Character Reference Letter to Judge for DUI

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If you intend to plead guilty to a drunk driving charge, a well-written character reference letter to the judge will help you get a significantly better court result. Use our sample character reference letter as a guideline for writing your own.

Sample Character Reference Letter To Judge For DUI

Official Letterhead If Possible

[Author’s Name]
[Author’s Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]


Presiding Judge or Magistrate’s Name given by the defendant’s lawyer

RE: Good Moral Character Reference for [NAME OF DEFENDANT]

The aim of this letter is to present the good character of [NAME]. We have worked together for the past 10 years as teachers in the [Name of School]. I can confirm that he is careful, considerate, efficient and dedicated to the well-being of others.

He has received several honors for his dedication to his work including Teacher of the Year for three consecutive years. He is well-regarded among all the staff at the school as a person of high integrity and honesty.

We have been together in several emergency situations, and he has always conducted himself with common sense and compassion. 

I am aware that he has pleaded guilty to DUI. However, I wish to express that he is not a habitual drinker, and this unfortunate situation was most probably one-of-a-kind.

He has expressed to me many times that he is extremely sensitive to his transgression and is sorry for it. I hope this letter will give you an idea of his good moral character and help him get a second chance to prove this was an unusual occurrence.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.


[Signature of Author]
[Printed name of Author]