Unacceptable attire includes, but is not limited to:
Shorts and cut-offs
Clothing with offensive, vulgar, racist, sexist, obscene, or suggestive words, slogans, depictions, or pictures, including grotesque characters
Clothing that is dirty, torn, or ragged
Clothing that is too tight or too short
Rules of Conduct
Be on time.
Do not argue with the Court.
Address the judge as Your Honor.
Address opposing parties, counsel, witnesses, and court officials as Mr., Mrs., Miss, Officer, etc. Do not use first names except with children age 14 or younger.
Do not read newspapers, magazines, books, etc., in the courtroom during proceedings.
Do not talk at the same time as the judge, court officials, opposing counsel, or witnesses.
Racist, sexist, obscene, or profane language and gestures are prohibited unless it is pertinent to a case, elicited, and quoted from facts in the case.
Do not enter and disrupt the courtroom excessively.
Do nothing to disturb or distract the court, counsels, witnesses, or other court officials.
Children must not create a disturbance or they will be kept out of the courtroom.
Do not approach the judge's bench without permission.
Do not rest arms or hands on the bench.
Rise when the judge enters and remain standing until the judge or bailiff announces to be seated or until the judge is seated.
Rise when the judge exits the courtroom.
No food or drinks are allowed in the courtroom.
The City of Hiram Municipal Court and the Hiram Police Department work together in providing a safe and secure area for residents as well as local businesses. If you have questions concerning Court Services, contact us at 770-943-3087, ext. 2012.