How to Behave in the Courtroom

Cindy Castillo FAQs

  • Sit quietly in the courtroom, whenever court is in session. The proceedings are being taped and background noise may interfere with the quality of the taped record.
  • Turn off your cell phone, or put your phone on silent. The vibrate setting will still cause a disturbance.
  • Do not bring food, drinks or gum into the courtroom.
  • Do not bring small children to court because many courtrooms do not allow small children. If you must bring children, please monitor their behavior outside the courtroom so that they remain quiet at all times.
  • If family or friends are joining you, please ensure that they follow the same protocol as is required of you.