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Old 07-19-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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Default Do I really need to wear tie and suit in court?

I will go to traffic court next week, any suggestions ?

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Old 07-19-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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i think you would look really out of place lol. if you want to look nice but not overdone i'd go with some khakis and a nice shirt
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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You broke the law in such a mannner that you have to go to court. Why don't you show the judge that you recognize the severity of the situation and dress appropriately, i.e. suit and tie?

Court and funerals are always occasions for suits.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Nothing at all with wearing a suit and tie and the judge may even be impressed. The vast majority of people there don't wear the suit and tie abut some do. I've seen plenty of judges kick people out of their court for showing up in shorts, tank tops and the like.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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It's a courtroom not a Wal-mart. Show some respect.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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Not unless you are an attorney. Otherwise dress like you are going to a decent restaurant--slacks, shoes and a clean neat shirt. No need to overdo it.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Not unless you are an attorney. Otherwise dress like you are going to a decent restaurant--slacks, shoes and a clean neat shirt. No need to overdo it.

I went to court for over 30 years. If he wears a suit and tie he will NOT be overdoing it. Attorneys and detectives wear suits and any number of defendants and witnesses do as well. And I absolutely hate that CD will not let us go back and correct mistakes after a short time. To the OP. I meant to say earlier that there is nothing WRONG with wearing a suit and tie.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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Traffic court? Hum? Okay - not much of a court- but may as well show them some respect. If you carry yourself well in a suit wear one- If you are going to look like a bumpkin-- bet stick to a clean shirt and slacks..
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Traffic court? Hum? Okay - not much of a court- but may as well show them some respect. If you carry yourself well in a suit wear one- If you are going to look like a bumpkin-- bet stick to a clean shirt and slacks..
You're in Toronto and you're giving advice about VA courts? FYI. You can go to jail just as fast in traffic court in VA as any other court.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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You could dress ironically in an orange jumpsuit.
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