Courtroom Etiquette

Quiet Please

During an open court session, each individual is given an opportunity to listen to the Judge's instructions about his/her case. Talking and other disruptive noise interferes with that interaction. Please refrain from noisy or disruptive behavior and be respectful of all court proceedings. This includes frequent entering and exiting of the courtroom.

Audible Devices

Please place your cellular phones on "silent" upon entering the courtroom. No computers, gaming equipment, recording devices, or other disruptive electronic devices are allowed in the courtroom.

Food & Drinks Are Not Allowed

Food, snacks, and drinks are prohibited. Food/drinks are not allowed in the court room. Please finish or discard BEFORE going into court.

Courtroom Dress Code

You are required to dress in a manner that demonstrates respect of the judiciary. It is improper to wear shorts, mini skirts, flip flops, torso revealing garments, or hats. Clothing with offensive slogans, pictures, or gestures are prohibited.

Court Dates

You will sign for a "scheduled court date" when you make your first appearance. All court dates will be put on the next available docket.