Any State. Precedent for preparing a character reference for a criminal court (Magistrates' Court, Intermediate (District/County) Court, Supreme Court) in any State of Australia: After accused people have pleaded guilty or been found guilty by a Court, the Court begins a sentencing procedure. As part of this procedure, the defence lawyers often wish to tender written character references on behalf of the convicted person, by people who know them well, and who are aware of the conviction, but who nevertheless wish to say that the convicted person has good character and reputation. This template is designed to assist the referee to provide all necessary information, but nevertheless speak in their own words, and to produce a neatly written or typewritten reference bearing the referee's signature. Some character referees might be able to supply their own letterhead.
Character reference for a criminal court (Magistrates' Court, Intermediate (District/County) Court, Supreme Court) in any State of Australia: