Richard’s lawyer after his attack on Sasha. Du Bois is an experienced attorney of forty years. He is knowledgeable and competent, and he seems to have Richard’s best interests at heart, but he isn’t willing to entertain restorative justice as a reasonable alternative to Richard’s punishment. Like the district attorney’s office, Du Bois is convinced that prison is the right place for Richard, at least for a while. He also makes the mistake of holding on to Richard’s apology letters to Sasha until after the case has come to a close, believing that they contain a dangerous “admission of guilt”; Karl and Debbie wish they had been able to read the heartfelt letters earlier, as the letters gave them a deeper insight into Richard’s character and may have changed what kind of outcome they wanted for Richard.