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 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:
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.