What are the rules of conduct and attire in Municipal Court?

Pursuant to section 46.03 of the Texas Penal Code and judicial order of the Municipal Court of Rockport, Texas, the possession of any firearm, illegal knife, club or any other weapon set forth in section 46.05 (a), Texas Penal Code, in the Municipal Court, City Hall building or any office utilized by the Municipal Court is strictly prohibited.

All persons who enter the City Hall building or the Municipal Court are subject to a search of their persons and belongings for prohibited weapons. All persons who enter said buildings consent to the search.

To represent yourself in a court of law properly, be aware of the rules listed below:
Be on time.
Address the Court as “judge” or “your honor.”
Do nothing to disturb or distract the Court. Children must not create a disturbance or they will be kept out of the courtroom. All cell phones and pagers must be turned off or put on vibrate.
Do not approach the bench without permission. Do not lean or rest on the judge’s bench.
No food or drinks will be allowed in the courtroom.
Racist, sexist, obscene or profane language or gestures are prohibited unless they pertain to a case and you have to quote from facts in a case.
Do not crowd the clerk’s bench. One person at a time is allowed to stand in front of each clerk.

Unacceptable attire includes, but is not limited to:
1. Shorts and cut-offs.
2. Muscle shirts and clothing with offensive vulgar, racist, sexist, obscene or suggestive slogans, depictions or pictures.
3. Clothing that is too tight or too short.
4. Hats must be removed before entering the courtroom and while in the courtroom.

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