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Dress Code and Conduct

If you appear before the Municipal Court, you will need to adhere to the following dress code. Clothes and appearance during court must be safe and not disrupt the judicial process. Remember you are appearing in a court of law. A good guidance to follow when getting ready for court is to dress as you would when going for an important job interview or to church. 

The following items are inappropriate to wear during a court appearance:
  • Hats
  • Flip flops
  • Sleepwear/pajamas
  • House shoes
  • See-through tops
  • Clothing that exposes the midriff or underwear
  • Skirts or dresses that are too revealing
  • Plants that fall below the waist (sagging)
  • Clothing that depicts or promotes violence, sex acts, illegal drug use, racism, gangs or obscene language
  • Clothing with an emblem or wording that promotes illegal or inappropriate activity
  • Clothing emblazoned with obscene words, images or messages contemptuous or disrespectful of the judicial process

Your conduct in court is equally important. Courtroom conduct includes:
  • Please silence all cell phones while in the courtroom
  • No weapons or firearms
  • No food or drink
  • No chewing gum
  • No use of tobacco
  • No sleeping
  • Any children present in the courtroom must remain quiet and well-behaved