Rules of Attire and Conduct

Under the inherent power and duty of all Texas courts as codified in Section 21.001 and 21.002, Government Code, the following rules of conduct and decorum shall apply and govern any and all proceedings held before the Municipal Court of the City of Robinson, County of McLennan, State of Texas.

CONSENT TO SEARCH


All persons entering the building that houses the court facilities and the courtroom consent to search of their persons and all property in their possession upon entry into the court building and courtroom. There is no requirement of probable cause to search any person or property in the courtroom.

RESPECT


Defendants in Municipal Court shall be respectful of the Judge, court staff, attorneys and litigants.  You should speak clearly and address the Judge as "Your Honor" or "Judge".  Only one person at a time may speak when addressing the Court during proceedings.  Disruptive behavior such as talking loudly, laughing, or creating other disturbances will not be tolerated.  The security staff may remove persons from the courtroom. The Judge may hold violators in contempt of court.

WHILE COURT IS IN SESSION THERE SHALL BE: 


1. No smoking or use of tobacco products.
2. No propping of feet or sitting on tables, or benches.
3. No loud noises.
4. No food or beverages.
5. No inappropriate gesture which others may find offensive.
6. No weapons of any kind.
7. Ensure electronic devices are turned off.

USE OF CELL PHONES DURING COURT PROCEEDINGS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED. 


COURTROOM ATTIRE


Defendants in Municipal Court should dress accordingly to the dignity and respect of the Court.  Inappropriate attire will not be tolerated in the Courtroom.  No clothing displaying offensive or vulgar words or pictures will be permitted (the Court retains the exclusive right to define "offensive" and "vulgar" on an individual basis).  No miniskirts, “short” shorts, tank tops, halter tops, exposed midriffs, baggy jeans that fall below the hips, hats (except for those worn for religious purposes will be allowed in the Courtroom).

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