Preparing For Your Court Appearance

When you are facing criminal charges for a certain crime, you may need to make an appearance in court in front of a judge and/or jury. This can be an overwhelming experience and defense clients often have many questions regarding their responsibilities before, during and after the trial. Though the lawyers do the majority of the speaking, you will still have an active role in the proceedings. Because of this, it is important to prepare ahead of time for this important event.

If you are accused on a crime, you need professional assistance. An experienced lawyer can assist you during this difficult time and help you present your case in the best light possible. Contact Austin criminal lawyer Ian Inglis today at (512) 472-1950 to discuss your defense and learn more about your rights as a defendant.

Tips for Court Preparation

There are certain tips one should consider before arriving at court. These preparations will make you feel more confident and could ultimately help the outcome of your case.

  • Sit in your seat with good posture.
  • Pay attention to the trial. Try to not appear distracted or bored.
  • Provide your attorney with all arrest documents.
  • Dress is business attire. For females, err on the side of modesty.
  • Arrive early and allow for extra time for parking and security checks.
  • Turn off your cell phone while you are in the courtroom.
  • Make sure you adhere to optimal hygiene standards, such as taking a shower with soap, brushing your teeth well, and trimming your facial hair.

By following the above guidelines, you can present yourself in a professional manner. Of course, when it comes to speaking in court, it is best to consult with your attorney about the best ways to deliver your message.

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If you are facing criminal charges and would like to employ the help of a dedicated, experienced attorney, contact Austin criminal lawyer Ian Inglis today at (512) 472-1950.


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