- Arrive to your court hearing a few minutes early.
- Dress appropriately, like you are going for an interview. Avoid flashy jewelry and distracting, revealing, and unkempt clothing items.
- Remove hats and sunglasses.
- Do not chew gum.
- Sit and stand straight.
- Speak only when you are asked.
- Answer only what you are asked.
- Speak clearly.
- Say “yes” and “no” rather than nodding and shaking your head.
- Remain calm and collected. Do not grow angry and argumentative.
- Turn your cell phone off.
- If you have young children who would not be in school at the moment, arrange to have someone babysit them at home.
- Trust your lawyer and let them do the talking, unless you are asked to speak.
- Use the bathroom before court begins.
- Be respectful. Address the judge by “Your Honor.”
These are all tips on how one should present themselves and act in court. As a defendant accused of a crime, these will help show the court that you are taking this matter seriously. Body language and appearance can influence the court.
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