Use common sense when dressing for court. Although suits and ties are not required, dress appropriately to show respect to the court system, prosecutor and judge. You never know what a good impression can do for your case. It is recommended that “Business Casual” is worn such as a dress shirt, polo shirt, slacks or nice jeans. Some judges have banned cell phones in the courtroom, but most allow them to be brought in if they are turned to silent. It is recommended to simply turn your cell phone off, while in the courtroom. If you must have it on, make sure the ringer is turned off.