My adult son's lawyer told him that he should get at least one letter of character reference from someone who is not related. My son has anxiety issues and does not have a relationship with anyone who isn't related. His former high school teachers are not going to remember him as two of them didn't when we saw them last year at the annual city parade. My son is very quiet and shy and was often overlooked by his teachers in school.
The only person I can think of to get a character reference from is our family veterinarian. My son has been taking our dogs and parrots there for at least six years, by himself, although I would drive when he was under 16. The vet and him have a good relationship that goes slightly beyond that of the typical veterinarian/client relationship.
Would it be strange to get a character reference from a veterinarian? What kinds of things should be in this letter? I mean, what is the judge or prosecutor looking for in a letter like this?