How To Dress for a Court Appearance

Whenever you leave the house, you want to make a statement through your clothing choices. This is especially true when you are making a court appearance. We are all judged by the way we talk, walk, and dress but when you are seeking the approval of an actual judge, you really need to make your case!

Believe it or not, your clothing choices can be just as an incriminating as that thing you (or someone you know) did that got you a court appearance in the first place. Learn how to dress to make a strong case the moment you take the stand.

Appear Innocent

Be sure to put your best effort into appearing innocent. Unfortunately, it is the way of the world to characterize you based on your appearance, and your judge will be no different. In fact, your judge is expecting you to show up to your court appearance looking your best. He assumes that you want his sympathy and understanding, and that you know how to go about getting it, from how you talk to him, right down to how you present yourself fashion-wise. You don't want to look like you could care less about your case by showing up in your running shoes. Do you want your judge thinking that you just stopped by after your morning run to hear whatever they have to say? Of course you don't. So, dress to impress - it's a good idea to dress in the same way you would if you were going to a very important interview for a job you wanted, or to meet a spouse's parents. Look like you care that you are there.

Major to Minor Fashion Misdemeanors you Don't Want to Miss

Imagine you are going somewhere and you don't know what the attire requirements are. You would make a simple fashion choice: not too fancy, but not too laid back. This is how you should dress for your court appearance.  Avoid bright colors at all costs. You don't want to call any more attention to yourself than you will already command when you take the stand. Also, be sure to check for clean nails, to sport a tidy hairdo and to get rid of any hair on your face! A judge is sure to see a criminal in a man who has committed the ultimate fashion crime: failure to shave.

Now that you know how to dress for your court appearance, accessorize your outfit with a relaxed, apologetic, and sincere demeanor any judge would love.


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