Court Appearance

If you were issued a citation, your appearance date is noted on your citation and you must appear in person or by mail by the date indicated. If you have been released on bond, your appearance date is set on the bond or you must contact the court for an appearance date.

If you hire an attorney to handle your case, your attorney will contact the court to establish the appropriate court setting.

(Juveniles have a separate set of rules for their appearance.)

  1. The Following Items Are Not Allowed In Court:

It is important that the defendant and any parties in attendance with the defendant follow these policies. If these policies are not followed, it could result in the case being reset to a later date or the violator being held in contempt of court.


All electronic devices, including cell phones, pagers, iPod, pda's, cameras, handheld games and laptops shall be turned OFF, SILENCED or put on airplane mode while in court, unless expressly authorized by the court for trial presentation purposes.

The following are not allowed in Court:

  • Bare feet
  • Food, drinks, or gum
  • Tank tops or sleeveless shirts
  • Shorts of any kind
  • Skirts that do not extend beyond the wearer's fingertips when standing
  • Exposed underwear or undergarments
  • Baggy or sagging pants
  • Clothing with obscene, vulgar, derogatory, or drug/narcotic related language or images
  • No weapons (guns, knives, pepper spray/mace, razorblades, scissors, etc.) unless you are law enforcement personnel
  • No disruptive conversation/talking while the court is in session and/or the judge is conducting a proceeding
  • No leaning or placement of arms on the judge's bench
  • No eating, drinking, or chewing gum, except with the expressed permission of the Court
  • No offensive, vulgar, racist, sexist or obscene language, except as evidence of conduct or testimony of facts in trial
  • No horseplay or disruptive behavior