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Court Rules and Regulations
Dress Code
Dress code is strictly enforced when appearing before the Judge.  Shirt and shoes are required at all times by all persons entering the courtroom.

The following clothing articles are prohibited:

  • Midriff baring shirts, skirts, pants and shorts
  • Shorts above the knee and cutoffs of any sort
  • Halter and tank tops
  • Undershirts
  • Bathing Suits
  • Hats/Helmets
  • Obscene/Lewd printing of material on clothing

If you appear in court with inappropriate attire you will be asked to leave and return dressed in appropriate clothing until you have disposed of your business before the court.

Prohibited Items
  • All pagers, cell phones and electronic devices must be turned to silent before entering the courtroom.
  • Food, drink, gum, alcohol and tobacco products are prohibited from the courtroom.
  • Any kind of weapon is strictly prohibited from the building.  All weapons will be confiscated and the violator will be arrested and charged.
  • Any person(s) violating these codes may be charged with a direct contempt of court citation resulting in a fine and/or jail sentence, as deemed appropriate.

Children in the Courtroom

It is strongly encouraged that children are not brought into the Courtroom. If children must be in the Courtroom, they must be well-behaved, quiet, and must not disturb Court.

Unless present in Court as a defendant in a traffic case, persons under age of seventeen (17) shall be accompanied by an adult. When a child becomes noisy or will not remain seated, the parents of that child will be asked to remove said child or children. The bailiff or police officer shall record the name of the defendant associated with the child, and ask that the defendant and children remain in the hallway or outside the Courtroom until their name is called on the docket. At such time as the defendant’s name is called, the bailiff shall summon the family, including children, who may then enter the Courtroom for purposes of arraignment or other business with the Court.

The Court may exclude children if the nature of a matter being heard may be, in the Court’s discretion, inappropriate to children.


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