If you will be appearing in the courtroom in the near future, and need some tips on how to stay composed and professional, A-EZ Out Bail Bonds has your back! We know that appearing in court can be an intimidating experience, but our bondsmen know the ins and out of the court system and can guide you through it. You want to leave a good impression, and in order to do that you need to act a certain way throughout the hearing or trial. Here are some tips to make the experience a smooth one.
Silence Your Phone
One of the simplest things you can do is silence your phone. Judges get very irritated when a phone goes off, and you don’t want to be the one upsetting them. You don’t want to cause any disturbances during the hearing, and simply turning off your phone or silencing it gets rid of this issue.
Don’t Speak Out of Turn in the Courtroom
Although this is obvious, it’s worth mentioning. Don’t talk in the courtroom if you haven’t been given permission, neither with your lawyer nor with anyone. You want to be attentive and listen to everything that is said about your case. Although you might want to argue things that are said about your case that you deem unfair or untrue, it’s not your place in the courtroom. Leave that up to your attorney, who has thoroughly built up your case and can address it professionally. In short, don’t interrupt the judge, the opposing team, or your attorney.
What to Eat During the Lunch Break
If you have a lunch break, make sure to avoid caffeine. You don’t want to have to use the restroom while your hearing is in session. Avoid foods that can upset your stomach, and make sure to eat enough to get you through the day. Depending on your case, you could be there for hours. We recommend eating turkey in your breakfast or lunch meal. It has a chemical that is calming. Lunch breaks are usually taken between 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., so plan accordingly.
When Addressing the Court
When you speak to the judge, use the greatest respect and address them as “Your Honor.” Never turn and speak to the opposing party or attorney when addressing the court. When it’s your turn to speak, be short and to the point. Answer the questions that are asked and don’t delay answering the judge’s questions by talking about something else.
When the opposing party is speaking and you don’t agree with what is said, don’t shake your head or roll your eyes. Stay composed throughout the hearing, and even after you hear the result. And when the session is over, make sure to thank the judge and the court staff for their time in the courtroom.
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