At the Law Offices of O'Donnell & Nierman, we provide mitigation to the prosecution or judge to help get you the best result possible for your criminal, ordinance violation or traffic offense.
Mitigation can be provided to the prosecution or court verbally or in writing. While we can usually resolve most cases by plea discussions in court, in some circumstances the prosecution will require what is known as a "mitigation letter". A mitigation letter is written by your attorney on your behalf to the prosecution. In such situations, we write a mitigation letter to the prosecution in order to reach an agreed sentence or to have charges dismissed or amended. Often the court room prosecutor will need to review the mitigation letter with their supervisor or the police officials involved before they make a decision on our request. The form below is designed to help you give your attorneys the information they need to write a mitigation letter on your behalf and is for internal law office use only (the form itself will not be tendered to the court or prosecution- so feel free to write what you think may help (don't worry about grammar) knowing that the information will be screened and reviewed by your attorney and not submitted verbatim).
You can also send us or email any documents that may be helpful. Often we will attach these documents to our mitigation letter to make a "mitigation packet" or show the documents to the prosecution in court. Do not send us originals. Such documents include:
- Character / Recommendation Letters*
- Certificates of Achievement or Awards
- Performance Reviews
- Medical Documents (only If specifically requested by your attorney)
- Report Cards
- Military Documents (DD-214, awards, evaluations, disability documents)
- Achievements of Family Members or Children
- Newspaper Articles (about you or family members)
Email the documents in PDF form to firstname.lastname@example.org