PRACTICE TIPS: OBTAINING THE MOST IMPACTFUL CHARACTER LETTERS FOR SENTENCING IN FEDERAL COURT Have a client who can collect over 400 letters to present to the judge prior to sentencing? The quantity is impressive, but do the letters leave a lasting impression? Do they reinforce your themes for mitigation?
A high profile client in a widely publicized case is disparaged in the media. We have all seen it, a “reality show” played over and over. Everybody has a comment, an opinion, a judgment. Similarly, the Court is barraged by reports from the government highlighting all of the client’s horrible