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.
Shorts are highly discouraged.
Flip Flops are highly discouraged.
No revealing clothing, specifically too tight or too short.
No midriff tops, spaghetti strap shirts, muscle shirts, fishnet shirts.
No dirty, torn or ragged clothing.
No sleep wear, pajama pants or the like.
No clothing with pictures or that advertises 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 caps, hats or bandannas unless medically necessary.
Men: slacks, button up shirt or suit
Women: dress, skirt, nice pants, nice blouse
Standards of Behavior:
All evidence must be in paper form (3 copies-defendant, prosecutor, Judge).
All phone evidence will be disregarded.
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.
Electronic devices silenced or could result in confiscation by the Bailiff until the end of Court.