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If you are going to court to plead guilty to a driving or criminal charge, you should give the court some documents to support your submissions.
A character reference is a letter to the court written by people who know you and can tell the court about your character.
A character reference can:
Instructions: Instructions for writing a character reference
Sample: Character reference
You should tell the magistrate about your employment and education history.
If you have been charged with a driving offence and you need a drivers licence for your job, you should let the court know. It is a good idea to get a letter from your employer confirming that you need your licence for work and how losing your licence may affect your job. The court may take that into consideration when deciding how long to disqualify you from driving, or whether to disqualify you at all.
When sentencing you the magistrate can also take into account your education. You may want to provide copies of certificates showing your level of education to the court.
If you are suffering from any medical condition or are receiving treatment, you should provide evidence of this to the magistrate. You can hand up a detailed medical certificate, letter or report from your doctor.
Any certificate, letter or report should be signed and dated. It should also be addressed to the Presiding Magistrate of the court your case is listed in.
If you are receiving medication for a condition, you can also bring a recent prescription.
If you think there are other things about you that the court should take into consideration, you should tell the magistrate and if necessary provide some evidence. For example you could provide: