What You Need to do to Prepare Yourself for Court

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For the most part, your lawyer will take care of the majority of court preparation over the days and weeks leading up to your court date. However, on the actual day itself, you will need to do a few extra things to prepare and present yourself properly.

Your lawyer will also give you some tips of what to do and what not to do for your court appearance:

  • Dress as if you are going to a business meeting or interview and do not overdo the accessories.
  • Remove sunglasses and hats in court.
  • Do not chew gum.
  • Arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled court time and try and leave young children at home.
  • Use the restroom before going into the courtroom, and turn off your cell phone.
  • Sit and stand straight.
  • Speak clearly and loud enough for the room to hear and only when you are spoken to, and only what you are asked of.
  • Do not grow angry and argumentative.
  • Refer to the judge as Your Honor.

How you present and conduct yourself in court will speak to the judge and the jury in addition to the case, facts, and evidence itself. For example, if you get angry, verbal, and disruptive in court, the judge may pause the trial for the day and when you come back, they will be stricter with you. In essence, they are watching you for your behavior.

Listen to and trust your lawyer. If you are out on bail, do not forget to stay on track with bail bond payments. Compton Bail Bond Store will help make sure of this as well.

We can be reached at 877-793-2245 or online should you have any questions or concerns.

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Make a Habit of Saving Money

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Saving money is an extremely good habit to have. Hopefully those savings will not need to be touched and can be put to things you are actually saving for like buying a home. However, when an emergency calls, you will at least have some money available. Here are some ways to save a little more money that individually are small, but collectively, can sum up to something quite large.

  • Dine out at restaurants less and cook dinner at home more. Think about this: a plate of pasta (good for 1 person) at a restaurant can cost $15-$20, average. But cooking a pound of pasta (good to feed 3-4 people) at home can cost you around $10.

  • Make grocery lists before going to the store by planning your meals. People who shop without a list tend to make more spontaneous purchases.

  • If you do not really watch television, or know that you can catch all your favorites online, cancel your TV service. Sign up for Netflix or Hulu instead.

  • Cancel your gym membership and workout at home or outdoors.

  • You know how you are already splitting your check into percentages: savings, needs, leisure? Take 1% or 2% more from your leisure and put it towards savings.

There are so many ways, big and small, that can help you save money. Trust us, it is a smart habit and though we hope you will never need it for emergencies, you will be glad it is there in case you do.

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