Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1
Courtroom Rules

Dignity, respect, and decorum are essential to a proper courtroom atmosphere. The following requirements pertain to all parties entering the courtroom.

  • Food or drink in the courtroom is not permitted;

  • Cell phones and pagers must be turned off or set on silent, and all calls must be taken outside the courtroom;

  • Private conversations in the courtroom must be kept to a minimum and not interfere with any proceeding;

  • Please remove all hats or other headgear when entering the courtroom;

  • Please remove any unruly children from the courtroom;

  • Inappropriate gestures or remarks will not be tolerated;

  • Proper dress code must be adhered to, for example:

  • No exposed midriffs or suggestive clothing;

  • No tank tops or halter style garments;

  • No excessively low rise jeans, pants, skirts, or shorts;

  • No exposed undergarments;

  • No garments with offensive slogans or advertising alcohol or drugs