We collect, review and submit character letters in almost every case. These letters contain important information about a person that extends beyond what is contained in the Pre-Sentence Report. For example, a judge may consider information about the support a defendant has from his or her family because people are less likely to reoffend if they have support in the community. A judge may consider circumstances where a parent or child has a particular need for the care that can only be provided by the defendant. This type of information is of information is often contained in character reference letters.