Character reference letters may help your case.  They are always helpful to show a prosecutor or Judge a different side of the person that they are prosecuting or sentencing. It is always a positive to show that you have the support of your friends and family. While family letters of support are very important, the best letters come from people that do not need to write letters.  These include letters from politicians, clergy, employers, former spouses/relationships, and others that are involved in your local community.