Dress Code and Decorum

Dress Code - The following items are not allowed in the Court

  • Bare feet
  • Flip flop type sandals
  • Tank tops or sleeveless shirts
  • Shorts or cut off Athletic shorts
  • Miniskirts
  • Pants that are torn/ripped and expose underwear or skin
  • Baggy pants or exposed underwear

No clothing with obscene, vulgar, derogatory, drug/narcotic rated slogans or image or language deemed to be offensive are allowed.

All persons who are wearing a hat will remove the hat upon entering the court.

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.  

SECURITY - WEAPONS AND SEARCHES

  • 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.

Thank you for your assistance and compliance.