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Appearance Counts!

 

Courtroom Notes, Observations and Ramblings from Greg Klein

So, the other day I’m sitting in DUI Court waiting for my cases to be called and the judge starts to just lay into the client who was appearing. Apparently she forgot her proof of self help meetings, but remembered to wear her Jack Daniels t-shirt. Now I’m not saying she didn’t look pretty good in her Jack Daniels t-shirt, but there is a time and place for most everything in life and DUI Court isn’t the place for a Jack Daniels t-shirt.

I never cease to be amazed at what people wear to court. I’m not saying you need to wear a coat and tie, but it doesn’t hurt. Show the judge some respect; after all she is the one who is going to sentence you or decide who gets custody of the kids. Do you really think court is the place to wear your marijuana leaf shirt or belt buckle?

Ladies, are you going out for a night on the town? Don’t wear your shortest skirt or shorts to court. The same goes for the plunging neckline, save it for your date, not court. Conservative should be your model.

If you can’t afford the coat and tie, at least be clean and wear clothes without tears and rips. Nothing shows you care about your case more than dressing slovenly, not. If you have to work prior to court bring a change of clothes with you, change before court.

 

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