How to Assist Your Attorney
Your Attorney needs your help to obtain the best possible result in your case. Do NOT discuss your case with anyone except your attorney or your attorney's assistants. Do not talk about your case with cellmates, police officers, probation officers, friends, family members or anyone else without your attorney's approval. Your mail and telephone calls in jail may be monitored. Do NOT write letters or speak on the telephone about your case with anyone except members of the Office of the Legal Defender.
When and Where You Will Be Required to Be in Court:
Appear on time for all scheduled court dates and legal appointments. Failure to appear in court will result in a warrant for your arrest. If you fail to appear, call your attorney immediately.
How to Dress for Court
Your appearance is important. You should come dressed as you would for a job interview (business casual), a dinner at a nice restaurant, or a special event. You should not wear tank tops or shorts, or T-shirts with rude or offensive language.
Providing Information to your Attorney
Give your attorney current addresses and telephone numbers. It is very important that your attorney be able to reach you at all times. If you move, or change phone numbers, immediately call your attorney and provide them with your new contact information.