How should I behave when my case is called and Im standing before the Judge?

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How should I behave when my case is called and Im standing before the Judge?

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When you are standing beside your attorney before the judge, do not speak out loud. No matter what you hear anyone say, no matter how wrong what they say might be, you must not speak out loud. If there is something you think your attorney needs to know, lean over and whisper it in my ear. (ONLY DO THIS IF THE JUDGE IS NOT TALKING TO YOU DIRECTLY!!). The reason youve hired your attorney is that they are an expert in the criminal justice system. Allow them to do their job and decide what information should be said out loud in open court and what should only be discussed in private. If the Judge does speak to you directly (AND ONLY IF THE JUDGE IS ASKING YOU A DIRECT QUESTION), reply in a loud, clear voice. You should follow every answer with Your Honor. (Examples: Yes, Your Honor. No, Your Honor. Thank you, Your Honor.) Judges can be VERY sensitive to anything that could be perceived as disrespectful, and they often get angry with defendants who answer with Yeah, Uh-huh, Nope, Nah or by

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