Your First Court Date

Appearing in court for the first time can be very intimidating.  Whether it be a misdemeanor or a felony, be prepared to be in court all day.  Remember, just because the ‘Notice to Appear’ says 8:30 a.m., doesn’t mean that you will have your case heard at that time.  In fact, you may not have your case heard until 2:00 p.m.  Make sure you turn your cell phone ringer off.  In some courts the deputy will take your phone away if it goes off while court is in session. 

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