Court Appearance

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

In addition to the rules below, the General Safety Guidelines contained in the document found here will remain in effect while the Public Health State of Emergency is in place.

Court Rules

Basic Rules of Court Conduct

  • Be on time
  • Proceed through security checkpoint in an orderly fashion    
  • Allow officers to check all bags, packages, and belongings for prohibited items

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Electronic equipment such as video, voice recorders or cameras (unless approved by the court) 
  • Food, beverages, chewing gum, tobacco
  • Cellphones must be on silent mode in courtroom – do not answer calls inside courtroom 

Dress Code (Items Prohibited)

  • Hats are to be removed inside the courtroom (except those worn for religious purposes)
  • Sunglasses
  • Clothing, including T-shirts depicting sex, violence, illegal drugs, profanity, or displaying gang  or hate slogans
  • Tube or halter tops/plunging necklines/midriffs, miniskirts, short shorts
  • Baggy pants that fall  below the natural waistline
  • Chains worn on clothing, with a wallet, or as a necklace

Court Interpreter Services

  • A request for a language interpreter can be made at your first court appearance or to the Court Clerk in advance.
  • Your case will not be heard until an interpreter is made available to you. 
  • You will not be charged for these services.