General Court Questions

When your court day arrives, make sure you're prepared. Below is information and tips that detail everything from when you should arrive to the courthouse to what you should wear to court to what the possible outcomes for you case are.

Will my lawyer be with me in court?

Your lawyer will be in court for all court appearances, with the infrequent exception of routine court appearances where the only thing occurring is the scheduling of another court date. In this case, we may send one of our associates. In the unlikely event of an emergency situation, we may have to send an associate to court, but this is usually only to obtain another court date. Unless a discussion with you determines otherwise, the lawyer you hired will be the main lawyer to handle the important aspects of your case. However, because Bruno Law works as a team, all of our lawyers are fully capable to handle every case.

How early do I need to be to court?

Unless told otherwise, show up at the time on your notice. Typically, nothing happens right at the designated time, so there is generally plenty of time to talk before your case is called.

Will I have to speak in court?

It depends on what kind of a hearing is scheduled. If you will need to prepare what to say prior to the court appearance, your lawyer will advise you with sufficient time to do so.

How long will court take?

Again, this depends on the type of appearance. Unless you are set for trial, plan to take half a day off for the appearance.

What should I wear to court?

Dress neat and clean. Wear a suit if you are used to wearing one, or slacks and a nice dress shirt (for men) or a dress or skirt (for women). Do not dress too flashy or provocatively. Never wear clothes with slogans on them.

What should I do when I get to court?

Unless instructed otherwise, wait outside the courtroom until your lawyer arrives.

What are possible resolutions to my case?

If you've been arrested or charged with a crime, get a criminal defense consultation with Bruno Law by selecting the link below or call 763-545-7900 for more information or to make an appointment.