I am writing this letter because my friend and I were arrested for car-hopping.
At the time we weren’t thinking straight and were making bad choices.
After we got caught, we went through the community justice program — because of this we got to meet the lady whose car we went into. I felt bad for all the trouble I had caused her.
I feel lucky to have had the chance to go through the community justice program instead of getting charged and am now working on doing my community hours.
I realize I made a big mistake and will not do it again!
I want to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone my actions affected.
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I am sorry, community of Comox Valley, for my actions.
Because of my actions, people where hurt emotionally.
I wasn’t thinking of anyone else but myself. I thought this wouldn’t upset anyone, but I was wrong.
Looking back, I regret my actions that day and wish I could change them. I deserve the punishment I have received, and will carry it out willingly. I have changed my group of friends, and have begun thinking before I act so something like this never happens again.
Once again, I am sorry, Comox Valley, and I hope that you forgive me.
These letters were written as a condition of a settlement reached with the help of the Comox Valley community Justice Centre. The letters arise from the same incident.