Going to court may not always be our decision and it may also not always be in our favor depending on what we may be convicted of. Good or not, there are things that you would need to know before attending your hearing at the court or Event Rooms.
Before Going to Court
There are a few things that you would need to do before going to court. This ensures that everything that happens on the day happens smoothly. The first thing that is one of the most crucial steps is to prepare and read your court papers. Know what is being asked in the forms and plan ahead for what may be asked by the other side. Following this step is to write down answers for those questions and even write down your reasons for anything that has happened or of those that will be questioned.
Studying is an important step as well. Just like how you would study for a research report back in school or college, studying for a court hearing is the exact same. Knowing how to act in court and also knowing the process of anything is important before going to your first court hearing. This could be done by doing your research online but the most effective way to obtain this information is to attend other people’s hearings ahead of time. These can help teach you how to talk and act in court to either the judge or the jury that is present.
The final step to prepare before going to court is to prepare your evidence. If you do have any bit of information or evidence that points to your interest, now is a good time to prepare them before the court hearing.
There are two kinds of evidence that could be prepared by your part; Witness Testimony and Exhibits.
Witness testimonies are important for your court hearings as they can help testify for any alibi or as verification of evidence presented. This is also good because by law, everyone who will take the stand to answer questions would have to be sworn in. This system ensures that the witness is truthful when representing any side because there will be punishments for those who break the oath that they swore to.
Exhibits usually consist of objects or documentation that would help you prove your case in court. These include photographs that you wish to bring to the attention of the court. Documentations that are important are dependent on the relevance of your case. Some of these documentations may include any police records, medical records, bills and any financial statements.
Simple Rules and Mannerisms
There are rules and regulations to how to act in court or even when attending. You would be required to dress neatly and respectfully. You should also bring a notepad and a pen to take notes in order to make sure you are well informed. There are mannerisms that are needed to be taken into mind is how to address the Judge, for example to use “Your Honor”. Another important manner to take note is to NEVER interrupt the judge or even be disrespectful in court. This will not only turn the case against you, the judge will order security to escort you out and this would also turn the jury against you. Make sure you also know what is ordered by the judge before leaving the court.