1. Make a good impression on the Judge and the Prosecutor – Wear A Suit! If you do not have a suit, wear pants and a button up shirt.
2. Show up on time.
3. Turn off your cellphone. Nothing upsets a judge and court personnel more than a cell phone ringing during court.
4. A typical court appearance takes only a minute or two in front of the judge. Most of your time will be spent waiting for your case to get called.
5. You will probably have to go back and forth to court many times before your case is finished.