Before Coming to Court:
Subject to Search
All persons who enter the 50th 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 is required for entry into the 50th District Court. If you are not dressed appropriately, you will not be seen by a Judge or
Probation Officer. 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.
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.
You will not be allowed to eat, drink, chew gum or smoke inside the
courtroom. You will also not be allowed to enter the building with any
beverages or food.
Court of Record
You should not talk or make any noises while court is in session. While this is a matter of common sense, the rule is not arbitrarily
created. The 50th District Court is a "court of record" which means
that all proceedings are recorded. Extraneous noise or talking may
interfere with the recorded testimony.