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Denver County Court

Courtroom Rules

The following rules are guidelines for each courtroom.  Note:  The Judicial Officer presiding over a courtroom may relax or enhance these guidelines in the exercise of their discretion.

  • No food, drink, or gum chewing;
  • Dress in appropriate attire. Shirt and shoes are required. Men are not allowed to wear hats or any type of head gear. Casual attire such as wearing a tank top or shorts is inappropriate and the judge could decide not to hear your case if dressed inappropriately;
  • No weapons. Denver County Courthouses are fully secured facilities and all visitors are subject to weapons screening upon entering the facility;
  • All electronic devices such as pagers, cell phones, I-pads, and lap-top computers must be silenced or turned off in the courtroom;
  • Address the Judge or Magistrate as “Your Honor”;
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and attitude;
  • Be on time for your hearing;
  • Do not enter the area between the counsel table and Judge’s bench without permission.