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Dress Code and Decorum
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.
The following items are not allowed in Court
Hats of any kind
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
Pants with tears or holes
Exposed underwear or undergarments
Baggy or sagging pants
Clothing with obscene, vulgar, derogatory, or drug/narcotic related language or images
Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices
Per the standing order of the Presiding Judge, no cell phones or other electronic devices (including cameras or recording devices) may be used in any capacity in the courtroom. Any electronic device brought into the courtroom must be turned off or completely silenced. Use of a cell phone or any other electronic device in the courtroom may also constitute direct contempt of court which is punishable by a fine not to exceed $100.00 and up to three days in jail.
No weapons of any type are allowed in the court room. This includes pocket/clip knives and any type of pepper spray.
All persons entering the court room are subject to screening.
All bags, purses, brief cases, back packs, or similar items are subject to search.
Persons refusing to be screened or to allow a bag search will be denied access to the court.
Jokes about carrying weapons into the court or threatening any Judge or other court personnel will be taken seriously.
Any act or comment considered a threat against a Judge or any court personnel will result in immediate expulsion from the court and possible criminal charges.
Do not approach the Judge's bench unless directed to do so.
Do not lean on the Judge's bench.
Refrain from loud conversations or comments during the court proceedings.