Courtroom attire may seem obvious to some, yet I often see security refuse to allow people into the courtroom because of unpermitted clothing.
Further, permitted but inappropriate clothing may prove offensive to court staff, the prosecutor, and most importantly the judge. Keep in mind that offending the people judging your case is clearly not in your best interest.
Generally, dress business casual. Your clothing should be tasteful and appropriate to appear before a Judge. This is important not only because you want to present a positive and respectful image, but also, more importantly, your attire can keep you from passing through security. Many courts will refuse to allow in a person who does not adhere to the court dress code policy.
Common unaccepted clothing include (but are not limited to):
- Flip flops
- Clothing with offensive language or images
- Cropped shirts, tank tops, or t-shirts
- Mini skirts or short dresses
- Torn jeans or jeans with multiple patches
- Hats of all kind (except those used in religious observations)
Many courts list prohibited items and attire on their websites. You have control over what you wear to court. Do not let your clothing keep you from entering the courtroom and appearing for your court date. It would be a shame to receive a Failure To Appear because you wore the wrong shoes.
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