You need to look professional when you go to court if you are representing yourself or an attorney.It’s time to put your shorts, torn jeans, and see-through shirts away.You need to imagine that you are going to a church or a job interview.If you depart from the judges expectations, they may judge you negatively.
Step 1: There are long pants and a shirt.
If you have gaps in your pants, wear a leather belt.Tuck your shirt in as you want to look neat and tidy.A collar is what your shirt should have.It is possible to get a long-sleeve dress shirt that buttons up.You can wear a nice polo shirt if you don’t have a dress shirt, but make sure to wash it correctly so you look clean.You should wear a tie.Aim for something neutral.A check-patterned tie is best.Ties with Santa Claus, naked women, etc. should be avoided.If you have a sports coat, wear it as well.Don’t wear baggy pants, shorts, and torn jeans.
Step 2: Appropriate shoes can be found.
If you have dress shoes, wear them instead of sneakers.You should always wear socks with your shoes.It’s a good idea to make sure your socks match your pants or shoes.Try to avoid bright colors.Under any circumstances, do not wear flipflops or sandals.If you don’t have dress shoes, try to borrow a pair from someone.Black sneakers look like shoes if you wear them.You can get away with cowboy boots if you live in Texas.People in other states should not try.
Step 3: Remove facial hair.
Take care of your hair and beards.Before you leave for court, stop the bleeding if you nick yourself while shaving.Don’t cover your face with tissue to stop the bleeding when you show up to court.A conservative haircut is what men should aim for.If the dye is unnatural, wash it out.If you have long hair or a beard for religious reasons, that will not be a problem.You don’t have to have your hair cut.You should be as tidy as possible.If your religion forbids trimming beards, you need to be aware that a judge might find an un trimmed beard odd.
Step 4: Aim for a good night’s sleep.
If you are going to testify, you should make sure that you feel comfortable.Judges will notice when someone is not comfortable.They should not attribute your pain to you lying.
Step 5: It’s a good idea to be careful with brand names.
Some brand names are associated with gang activity.You don’t want to make an impression on a judge.A judge might associate brands like Timbaland and Sean John with criminal activity.Don’t wear these brands of clothing when you show up in court.
Step 6: Discuss appropriate clothing with your attorney.
Regardless of what type of court you appear in, wearing pants with a tucked-in shirt is sound advice.Depending on the situation, your lawyer might recommend different clothes.It’s a good idea to talk to your attorney about what you should wear.If you are in criminal court, you may want to wear a suit.The more you look like a professional member of the community, the better.If you are being sued for alimony, you might want to wear less professional clothes.It can signal to the judge that you can’t afford to pay alimony because you’re hard-pressed for money.
Step 7: Wear a skirt with a blouse.
The skirt shouldn’t be too short.It should fall at least two inches above the knee.Don’t wear mini-skirts or skirts that are too tight.capris should not be in your pants.Pair your skirt or slacks with a nice blouse or dress shirt.You can also wear a sweater.You could wear a dress instead of pants.Make sure the dress is not revealing.There were no cuts up the thigh.Make sure the dress is not provocative or shiny.If you see your arms or shoulders, you should wear a sweater or shirt.
Step 8: There are nice shoes to choose from.
Don’t wear flip-flops.Don’t wear sneakers.You should wear a nice pair of shoes.There is no need for a heel in the shoes.Make sure the shoes are not too long.
Step 9: Make sure you check for fit.
You don’t want your clothes to be too revealing.This could be difficult depending on your wardrobe.If you wore something out to a club or on a date, it might not be appropriate for a court hearing.You don’t want it to be too provocative.Don’t wear low-cut shirts or tight clothes.There are plunging necklines on dresses.You aren’t trying to date the judge.Imagine what your grandmother would say if she saw you.The judge will not approve if grandma doesn’t approve.
Step 10: You should style your hair.
Avoid hair that looks messy.Keep your hair out of your face.You can either put your hair in a bun or a neatly brushed ponytail.To keep hair out of your face, use clips and barrettes.If you need to use barrettes or an elastic for a ponytail, make sure they are conservative.It is best to be boring.They don’t need “Hello Kitty” or flashy barrettes.
Step 11: Keep your makeup conservative.
If you don’t want to wear makeup, it’s not necessary.Make sure to wash your face.Less is more if you wear makeup.The same principle applies to fingernails.Try not to have long nails painted in bright colors.You don’t want anyone to think you’re boring, upstanding member of society.
Step 12: Don’t wear jewelry that is loud or large.
When you move, jewelry shouldn’t be flashy or loud.You should not wear a column of bracelets as you move your arm.It’s a good idea to remove loose change from your pockets.It’s a good idea to remove anything that makes a loud noise as you walk.The less jewelry you wear, the better.You probably don’t need to wear any other jewelry other than a wedding ring and a watch.
Step 13: There are tattoos and piercings.
Take out the nose rings that were on your face.It will work against you in court if you got something because it was different.Try to cover your ears with your hair if you can’t remove earrings.It’s possible to use a piercer for any piercings.Wear clothing to cover up tattoos.A long-sleeved shirt and pants can be used to cover tattoos.If you have a tattoo, use makeup to hide it.
Step 14: You need to remove your hat.
It is considered disrespectful to wear a hat in the courtroom.If you wear a headscarf, turban, or other headgear for religious reasons, that should be fine.If you need to testify to the judge, courts are not sure if you can wear a full-face veil.If you wear a veil, you should consult with a lawyer.Unless you need to wear sunglasses for medical reasons, remove them when you enter the courtroom.If you need to wear dark glasses for medical reasons, you should bring a note from your doctor.
Step 15: You don’t want your cell phones in your car.
Don’t bring anything that can sound or vibrate into the courtroom.Make sure your watch doesn’t make a noise at a certain time.
Step 16: Don’t signal your political affiliation.
If you want to avoid giving the judge a reason to dislike you, then you should not wear anything that shows your political leanings.If possible, avoid political buttons, college rings, and religious symbols.