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.