I am trying to write a letter to a Judge on behalf of a defendant. What is the required word limit for such a letter? If there is not a word limit, what is the normal/average length of such a letter?
For just a normal letter, there is no legal limit, but use commonsense and good judgement; judge's have a lot of reading to do, so the shorter the better. For something specific about this, consult with the defendant's lawyer prior to sending. You don't want to do anything which might inadvertently hurt your friend.
There is no word limit. However, if you know the case number and court date , it is a good idea to include that information. Address the letter to the Honorable Judge or court.
I am not trying to quell your attempts at contacting a judge, but letters directly to a judge are considered "ex part e" and will not be read by the judge. It will be lodged in the court file. You need to contact an attorney to represent you properly before the court. Sorry about the grammar, Avvo has been erasing parts of my answers and doing weird things. Best.
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I'm not sure I have heard of such a letter, especially since you don't tell us what the letter is about. As others have said, a letter directly to a judge is highly unusual.
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