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What can I do to make a good impression in court?

A good criminal defense is an important part of any case when you're the defendant. It is your attorney's job to represent you and to prepare you for court.

While many people focus on the importance of the story you use in court, that's just one aspect of how you can defend yourself. There are other things you can do to make a good impression, too, which will help you win favor with the judge.

What should you do to stand out as a responsible and respectful individual in court?

The first thing to do is to make sure you show up on time. The reality is that nothing is more disrespectful than making a judge wait for you. You should get to the court early and be prepared when you arrive.

Another thing you should remember is not to interrupt anyone. Even if something they say makes you angry or is something you feel the need to correct, you should wait until you're allowed to speak before you say anything. Your attorney can object to certain questions or statements and will be there to do so for you.

A final thing to do to stand out is to look appropriate in court. This doesn't just mean coming in a suit or making sure your hair is fixed. It also means looking appropriate based on what is happening. Appropriate emotional responses, like looking sad during a sad testimony or happy when speaking about something that you enjoy, can show you are emotionally balanced.

These are a few tips to help you in court. Your attorney will take the time to prepare you, so you know what to expect.

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