How should I act in court?

Be on time.

Dress neatly.

Don't go in alone. Make sure there is an adult with you.

Show respect to the people who are there.

Don't eat or drink in court.

Don't chew gum.

You can't listen to a Walkman in court.

There may be other cases before yours. You have to be quiet and wait.

You can read a book or play quietly with this book while you wait.

When your case starts, call the judge "Your Honor." This is what people call the judge to show respect.

Don't speak unless the judge or a lawyer asks you to.

If you don't understand something, say that you don't understand. Someone will explain it again for you.

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