Court Rules of Conduct
Standards of Appearance:
It is the duty of the Court to promote respect for the judicial system and to require that court proceedings be conducted in a serious, respectful and dignified manner.
Appearance should reflect neatness, cleanliness and self-respect. A person who is not attired appropriately or exhibits grooming which is detrimental and/or distracting to the Court environment shall be required to make arrangements for more suitable or appropriate appearance. The Judge may reset a case to another court date to require compliance with the dress code or request the Bailiff to give the person a shirt to be worn over the inappropriate attire prior to approaching the bench.
- No Shorts.
- No Mini-skirts or short dresses
- No Flip Flops or slides
- No revealing clothing, specifically too tight or too short.
- No midriff/crop tops, spaghetti strap shirts, muscle shirts, fishnet shirts or tank/tube tops.
- No off-the-shoulder/sleeveless tops or dresses
- No ripped or holed jeans.
- No dirty, torn or ragged clothing.
- No pajama pants, house shoes or slippers.
- No clothing with pictures of substances that are illegal by law or illegal for minors.
- No clothing that is offensive, violent, racist, sexist or suggestive in nature, or indicates gang activity or involvement.
- No bagging/sagging of jeans/pants.
- No caps, hats, beanies, stocking caps or bandanas (Exception: religious head coverings).
- Men: slacks, jeans without holes or rips, button-up or polo style shirt or a suit.
- Women: dress, skirt, nice pants, a nice blouse or jeans without holes or rips.
Standards of Behavior:
- No weapons.
- FOR A TRIAL: All evidence must be in paper form (3 copies-defendant, prosecutor, Judge).
- All phone evidence will be disregarded.
- FOR INSURANCE CITATIONS: All insurance verification must be in paper form.
- No recording or taking of pictures.
- Do not rest arms or hands on the bench.
- No food, drink or chewing gum allowed in the courtroom.
- Electronic devices not silenced could result in confiscation by the Bailiff until the end of Court.
- Do not talk unless your case is being heard.
- Address the Court as "Judge" or "Your Honor".