Court Etiquette

Dressing for Court

If you are appearing in court, you should dress nicely and in a manner that shows respect for the court. Here are some things you should not wear:
  • Hats inside the courtroom (except those worn for religious purposes)
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirts depicting violence, profanity, or illegal drugs
  • Tube or halter tops / plunging necklines / midriffs
  • Ripped or torn jeans
  • Mini skirts or shorts
  • Baggy pants that fall below the waist
  • Muscle shirts (usually worn as undergarments)

If you are not dressed in a manner that is respectful to the court, you will be asked to leave the court and return at a later date. This will delay your hearing and require you to appear in court more than once.