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Yes, if you are appearing in court you should dress nicely and in a manner that shows respect for the court. If you are not dressed properly, you may be asked to leave the court and return at a later date. This will delay your hearing and require you to appear in court more than once. For more information about dressing for court, click here.
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If your case does not require a mandatory court appearance, you can pay online or by phone at 844-229-2183 using a Visa, Master Card, or Discover credit/debit card. You may pay online up until 7 a.m. on your scheduled court date.
You also have the option of mailing a money order or certified check (No personal checks). Payments by mail must be received prior to your court date. Please make checks and money orders payable to City of Lawrenceville and include your citation number.
If you have questions about your case such as the time or date of your hearing, you can contact the court clerk’s office for assistance. You may also ask for directions to the court and to the courtroom in which you should appear.
If you have a disability, do not speak or understand English well, or require special accommodations in the courtroom, please call the court clerk’s office at least 10 business days prior to your hearing, or as soon as possible after receiving your notice to appear in court, to allow the court time to properly assist you.
If you are not able to appear in court, contact the court clerk at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled hearing. If you do not appear at your hearing and fail to notify the court, a warrant may be issued for your arrest in criminal cases. You should also keep in mind that a judge may make a ruling in your case if you fail to come to court after being properly notified in civil cases such as divorce, child support, and temporary protective order hearings.
The United States Supreme Court advises that children may attend court, but given the formal nature of court proceedings, it is not recommended for infants or small children.
The following items are NOT allowed in the courtroom: weapons of any kind, electronic recording equipment such as video or, voice recorders, or cameras (unless approved by the court), food, beverages, chewing gum, and tobacco.