Before you enter any of the Tucson courts, it’s imperative that you take your appearance into consideration and make a note of how you will conduct yourself in the Tucson courts. An easily avoidable, albeit common mistake that parties often make in their first Tucson court appearance is that they use the opportunity to impress their ex with revealing clothing rather than dress in professional attire. It’s important that you resist the urge to make your ex jealous of your independence and focus on the judge instead. After all, the judge is the one who will ultimately decide your fate.

Important Information Regarding Judges In Tucson Courts

Pursuant to local rule, the Judge assigned to your case is charged with regulating your case and may do so “in any manner that is not inconsistent with applicable law and rules.” (Rule 8, Pima County Local Rules). The Judge is also the finder of fact and is also charged with considering the testimony, demeanor and credibility of the witness, and admitted exhibits. This means that if there is a factual dispute (who did what to whom), the Judge will decide who to believe. Because of this, it is critical that you address the Judge courteously and respectfully in what you say (or do not say) and how you act in the Tucson courts

The Do’s And Don’ts In Tucson Courts

To conclude this article, here is a list of do’s and don’ts on what you should and should not do while inside of a Tucson courtroom or while you appear before a judge.


  • Conceal Tattoos
  • Remove Questionable Piercings
  • Dress Conservatively
  • Hide gum (or not chew it)
  • Balance your emotions
  • Be aware of your body language
  • Address the Judge as “your Honor”


  • Interrupt the Judge
  • Call the Judge ma’am or sir
  • Sit up straight
  • Get mad
  • Slouch
  • Wear revealing clothing

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