following section is strictly to inform you as to what to expect in general
court proceedings. Please consult with your attorney on all legal matters
and court procedures.
Day of Court
The day before court, you should gather all your important documents to
be sure you won’t forget anything. SET AN ALARM SO YOU ARE NOT LATE!
with the name, address and phone number of your attorney (if you have
one), the address and phone number of the courthouse, and the case number
for your civil or criminal case.
Any evidence you may want to show the judge, MAKE COPIES OF ANY DOCUMENTS
AHEAD OF TIME, AND BRING SEVERAL COPIES TO COURT.
On the day of court it is crucial that you arrive early to go through
the security line and locate the courtroom. ALWAYS LEAVE EXTRA TIME!
If you have an emergency and can’t come to court, you need to contact
your attorney and/or the court house and Brandy Bail Bonds so the judge
can be notified of your situation. If you do not know the judge’s
name, give the courthouse personnel your courtroom number so a message
can be delivered to the appropriate person.
NOT FAIL TO APPEAR IN COURT OR YOU COULD BE RE-ARRESTED!
How to dress
It’s best to dress for court in business attire, as if you were
going on a job interview. Choose conservative colors and styles, preferably
without any writing. If your normal manner of dress includes a religious
head covering or other items, you may wear them to court.
All courthouses have security systems that may include metal detectors,
wands and other security measures. Everyone entering the courthouse goes
through these systems. By law, there are no weapons or guns allowed in
you have an assigned courtroom for your case, check the courthouse docket
-- frequently on computerized screens, posted in the lobby, or at the
Information Center -- for any last-minute location changes.
You may feel nervous about being in court, When a judge speaks to you
in court, always stand and address the judge as “Your Honor”-
it is a sign of respect. Refrain from talking in the courtroom, and always
turn off your cell phone and pager before entering the courthouse.
Bringing children to court
Whenever possible, it is the best practice to not bring children to court
some courthouses offer day care supervision, but some do not. It is best
to get a babysitter, family member or friend to watch your children.
MISS YOUR COURT DATE!
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Bail Bonds has a service, where our clients can keep up to date regarding
their court dates, and judges' name, sent to them and their attorneys
online through email. This backup system helps our clients from missing
their court dates, and possibly going to jail because of a "mix-up."
All court dates are also sent out in the mail, with a follow-up phone
call made to the defendant.