Arrive promptly and early. Free parking is available behind the courthouse and in the parking garage. You will be asked to go through a metal detector upon entering the building, so please dress and plan your time accordingly.
Wear business professional attire.
Do not bring children if they are to be left unattended. There is no place to leave children while you are in court.
Please silence your cell phone.
Food, drinks, gum etc. are not allowed in the courtroom.
Address the Judge and Magistrate as “Your Honor”.
If you have an attorney, make sure you have spoken with them prior to your court appearance.
The court does not notarize anything.
Employees of the courthouse cannot give legal advice.
Speak only when given permission while in court. Answer any questions briefly and to the point.
Speak properly and clearly for the ease of the Judge and court reporter.
Do not interrupt while someone else is talking, only one person may talk at a time for court recording purposes.