Defense of New Jersey
DWI and Criminal Cases

Going To Court

Courtroom Behavior

Be polite, quiet and respectful in court. There are always other people waiting their turn. Be patient. If you have an attorney, your attorney will first speak to the prosecutor. You should wait until your attorney finishes discussions with the prosecutor. After the discussion, your attorney will explain the current demands by the prosecutor and your likely outcome. You can tell your attorney what you would like to do. If you represent yourself, you will have to wait longer in court than when you retain an attorney because defendants with an attorney will be taken first. You will have to speak to a prosecutor yourself. Be patient, respectful, and evaluate your situation in a rational and practical way.