References & Letters[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”on” width_unit=”on” custom_width_px=”650px” use_custom_gutter=”off” padding_mobile=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” make_equal=”off” parallax_1=”off” parallax_method_1=”off” column_padding_mobile=”on” custom_padding=”0px|||”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_divider admin_label=”Divider” color=”#ff0000″ show_divider=”on” divider_style=”solid” divider_position=”top” divider_weight=”10″ hide_on_mobile=”on”] [/et_pb_divider][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]
The Personal Narrative:
This is a well documented, clear and relevant personal letter outlining what the defendant has done – their personal narrative of what happened. In the letter our client must show remorse and take full responsibility for their actions. This is where we step in, helping to make edits and recommendations in order to ensure that the letter will make the greatest possible impact on a judge. Our goal is for our client to be seen, not as begging for mercy, but as a responsible human, actively turning this unfortunate circumstance into an opportunity to change their life for the better; a person learning about themselves through their mistakes to ensure they do not fall into the cycle of recidivism. This letter stands as a final attempt to have a positive impact on the judge during sentencing.
These are letters written by family members and friends communicating their support for the defendant. Unfortunately, when there is no coaching involved, these letters often exist as nothing more than a wasted opportunity. Commonly, in the wake of arrest, upon being asked to contribute a Character Reference letter, family and friends will blindly advocate for their loved ones; attempting to communicate what a good person the defendant is and plea for the judge to consider a lighter sentence. This common approach will make no impact on a judge. With our service, we prompt our client’s family and friends to write the content necessary for a positive outcome, either during prison sentencing or later down the line when they are being considered for rehabilitation programs or halfway houses. With our coaching and grammatical editing, our clients’ Character Reference letters will stand out to the judge. They will communicate firmly and clearly that the family and friend’s of our client understand fully what was done wrong. That they are are disappointed, hurt, and yet through all of the pain still support the client and are ultimately proud of them for taking responsibility for their actions and moving toward improving their life.