[Sample] Letter to Judge Asking for Leniency for Friend

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Learn how to write a letter to judge asking for leniency for friend. Use our sample  letter to judge asking for leniency for friend as a template for your leniency request letter.

sample Letter To Judge asking for leniency for friend

The Honorable [Name of Judge]
Judge of [Name of Court]
[Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]

[Date]

[Your Name]
[Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]

Re: Defendant’s  Name, Case Number

Dear Judge [Last Name of Judge]:

I’m writing to ask for mercy on behalf of [Name of Friend], who was found guilty of [basic assault] on [Date] and will be punished on [Date]. For the past five years, I’ve been his friend and employer at [Name of Company].

I appreciate your impartiality during the trial, and I believe he was fairly convicted of [basic assault]. I’d want to point out that, despite the fact that he started the fight, it was an extremely unusual behavior for him because he is not a violent guy. His life conditions at the time were extremely stressful, prompting him to lash out.

[Name of Friend] has been providing for his younger brother and sister since their parents died in an aircraft disaster three years ago. His sister was hospitalized after being dangerously ill with pneumonia.

He had health insurance through his job, but it was insufficient to cover all of her bills, and he was worried for her safety. 

Since his incarceration, various members of the community have banded together to provide her with the assistance she required, demonstrating how much he is adored in the neighborhood. She is now completely recovered.

He expresses deep guilt for his conduct and swears to never do it again. I believe him since I know him well, and I respectfully seek a lenient punishment because his family will be severely harmed if he is imprisoned. Thank you for reading my letter and taking the time to respond. [Phone number] is where you may reach me.

Respectfully,

[Signature]]
[Your Name]

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