If you have been arrested, you will most likely go to a court hearing or a trial in the near future. Delta Bail Bonds can grant you a speedy release, so you can prepare yourself for the hearing. Getting a great attorney for your case is at the top of the list, but how you present yourself in front of the judge is pivotal too. Here are some tips so you can be fully prepared for your court hearing.
Before the Court Hearing
The last thing you want to be is unprepared for the hearing. Get a goodnight’s sleep prior to court. You want your mind to be fresh, and you want to appear present. Have a full breakfast because your brain needs protein to function at its best. If possible, avoid caffeine. You don’t want to be using the bathroom during your session. Bring a “care package” with these items:
- Water bottle
- Snack bar
- A couple of pens
- A check book (in case you need to unexpectedly write a check to the court clerk)
- Cash for parking
Organize Your Documents
We recommend outlining all of your arguments neatly, so you only need to glance down if you mentally freeze. You need four copies of your exhibits (for the court, court clerk, yourself, and opposing party). Bring an extra conformed, clean copy of the pleadings that were filed for your hearing, as well as a copy of your opponent’s pleadings.
You want to dress respectfully, conservatively, and professionally. Dress as if you had a business interview or church. For men, it’s okay if you don’t own a suit. Just cover up any tattoos, be well-groomed and shaven, and dress nicely. For women, don’t wear short skirts, excessive high heels, revealing blouses, distracting hair dos, jewelry, or makeup. As a rule of thumb, don’t wear jeans or t-shirts. And bring a jacket, the court’s HVAC is unpredictable.
Practice with Your Attorney
Insists to meet with your attorney at least a day prior to the hearing to run through your direct and cross examination. Your attorney will tell you what to expect, and you will feel a lot better once you have practiced what you will say.
At the Court Hearing
Arrive at least half an hour early so you can find the courtroom on time. Avoid bringing any metal objects to the courthouse because you will set off the metal detector. Put your phone on silent. You don’t want to risk it going off during your hearing. Don’t talk when the court is in session. You can step outside the room to speak if needed.
Delta Bail Bonds Is Here for You
If you or a loved one needs a speedy release, Delta Bail Bonds has your back. With just 10% of the bail amount, you can secure a bail bond with us. The justice system can be confusing, but our bail bondsmen will be there every step of the way. Get in touch with us today, and we’ll help you get your life back on track.