Making a good impression is important, especially when it comes to your court appearance. The way you dress sends a message to the judge, if it is a hearing, and the jury about how seriously you take the proceedings, if it is a trial. To ensure that you are making the best possible impression, here are some do's and don'ts when it comes to choosing your courtroom attire, provided by TMA Injury Lawyers.
Do dress professionally. This means avoiding casual clothing like jeans, t-shirts, shorts, or anything else that would be considered too informal. Instead, opt for slacks and a button-down shirt for men or a skirt or pantsuit for women.
Do dress conservatively. You want to avoid anything that could be considered too flashy or attention-seeking. This means steer clear of plunging necklines, short skirts, or anything else that might distract from your appearance or be off-putting.
Do make sure your clothing is clean and pressed. Wrinkled or soiled clothing creates an unprofessional appearance.
Do remove any visible piercings and cover tattoos. You want the focus to be on your case, not something that sticks out about your appearance!
Don't wear sunglasses inside the courtroom.
Don't chew gum inside the courtroom.
Don't bring any food or drinks into the courtroom with you.
Don't wear anything that could be considered controversial. This includes clothing with profanity, drug references, political statements, etc.
Remember, first impressions matter, so take the time to choose an outfit that will present you in the best possible light for your court appearance. Dressing professionally and conservatively is always a good bet, and make sure your clothing is clean and wrinkle-free. Avoid anything that could be considered distracting or controversial, and remove any piercings or cover up tattoos before entering the courtroom. By following these simple tips, you can rest assured knowing that you're making the best possible impression on everyone involved in your case. As always, Don't Delay, Call TMA!