Court Standards

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General Procedures

For regular court session, please approach the window and sign in. All cases are called on a first come first served basis. At the appropriate time you will be called to the window, the prosecutor's office or the courtroom.

Before entering the secure areas of the court, all electronic devices such as cell phones and pagers must be on silent or off. You may not talk on a cell phone, play electronic games, listen to music via headphones, read newspapers, magazines or similar materials in secure areas or the courtroom. Do not bring gum, food or beverages into the secure area or the courtroom.

If you must bring children, please monitor their behavior so they remain quiet at all times. Parents may be asked to leave the court room if their child becomes noisy or unruly.

Dress Code

Appropriate attire is required in the courtroom. T-shirts that carry offensive slogans, with obscene language, inappropriate graphics are NOT allowed. Certain articles of clothing, such as shorts, house shoes, tank tops, halter/ tube tops, muscle shirts, caps/hats arent’s permitted. No shirttails out. FAILURE to do so may result in your court appearance being rescheduled or being held in contempt of court.

Courtroom Security

NO weapons will be permitted in the Municipal Court or any other city building. A metal detector may be in use. Please avoid large purses, backpacks, etc.

Juveniles

Defendants under sixteen (16) years of age must appear with a parent or legal guardian. Parents can be compelled to attend their child's court sessions. Although parents may not act as a representative of the juvenile or enter a plea for the juvenile they will be allowed to stand before the bench and confer with the juvenile during most court proceedings.