Before you Come to Court

fore You Come To Court

Please be advised that:

Subject to Search   All persons entering the 81st District Court are subject to a search of both their person and belongings.   Signs posted at the Court’s entrance list all items which are prohibited and which will be seized if found on your person.

Proper Attire   Proper attire is required for entry into the 81st District Court.   If you are not dressed appropriately, you will be asked to leave the Courtroom.   Prohibited attire includes SHORTS, SKORTS, SLEEVELESS SHIRTS, TANK TOPS, CUT-OFFS, HATS/CAPS and other clothing which is not suitable in a court of law.   Shoes are also required.

On Time You must appear promptly at times designated on your notice, ticket, or other documentation.  Failure to appear timely may result in adverse action being taken against you.

No Food/Beverages   You will not be allowed to eat, drink, chew gum or smoke inside the courtroom.

Court of Record   You should not talk or make any noises while court is in session.  The 81st District Court is a “court of record” which means that all proceedings are recorded.   Extraneous noise or talking may interfere with the recorded testimony.

Children Young children will not be allowed in the probation office or in courtrooms during sessions without the prior permission of the judge or magistrate.