Preparing for Court

  • Weapons are not permitted in the municipal court building 
  • Sit quietly in the courtroom whenever court is in session 
  • When addressing the judge, stand a few feet back from the bench. Do not lean on the bench 
  • Food , drinks, and chewing gum are not allowed in the courtroom 
  • Smoking is prohibited by law in all areas of the city buildings 
  • Wear suitable clothing to court. No shorts, tank tops, or halter tops. Clothing with offensive, vulgar, obscene, or racist slogans or depictions are not allowed in court.Clothing to tight or too short is also not allowed 
  • All shirts should be tucked in 
  • Hats and caps should be removed before entering the courtroom 
  • Pagers and cell phones must be turned off before entering the courtroom