Solano courts can be strict with dress code

There are no casual Fridays in Solano County courtrooms. Ditto for Monday through Thursday. Full Story
Wow

Benicia, CA

#1 Aug 30, 2010
I find it really funny that this even needs to be discussed in the paper. My husband recently got called for jury duty. The notice had the warning about appropriate clothing on it. Now, my husband works in the construction industry and his normal everyday attire at work is shorts, steel toe boots and a T-shirt - very casual. Weekend clothing is pretty much the same. Even he had enough respect to show up for jury duty in slacks and a nice button down shirt (tucked in) with dress shoes. He didn't need the warning to know how to dress respectfully. After his first day there he came home and said he was appalled by how most of the people there were dressed.
Gary

Vallejo, CA

#2 Aug 30, 2010
"Sir, please tuck in your shirt and show some respect for this court -- and yourself."

Show some respect for yourself - sagging pants and backwards hats , uncut hair, bagging t-shirts are all a sign of not respecting who you are. You show the world you do not care.

You don't have to buy expensive clothing, just wear it the way it was meant to be worn, and that includes nothing ovesized! First impressions are still important, if you want to show others how you do not care about yourself - then dress like a street thug, otherwise, dress with clothing that is appropriate for your age and height/weight.

Look as though you respect your self and how you look to others portrays that image.
Married in the Bay

United States

#3 Aug 30, 2010
Wow wrote:
I find it really funny that this even needs to be discussed in the paper. My husband recently got called for jury duty. The notice had the warning about appropriate clothing on it. Now, my husband works in the construction industry and his normal everyday attire at work is shorts, steel toe boots and a T-shirt - very casual. Weekend clothing is pretty much the same. Even he had enough respect to show up for jury duty in slacks and a nice button down shirt (tucked in) with dress shoes. He didn't need the warning to know how to dress respectfully. After his first day there he came home and said he was appalled by how most of the people there were dressed.
I completely agree with your husbands thought. I witness slippers and pajama bottoms one a few showing up tou COURT. I could only shake my head and wonder..
Slobs for days

Walnut Creek, CA

#4 Aug 30, 2010
Married in the Bay wrote:
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I completely agree with your husbands thought. I witness slippers and pajama bottoms one a few showing up tou COURT. I could only shake my head and wonder..
Those folks are probably dismissed anyway due to felony convictions, currently on probation/parole etc. Anyone with any self respect does not have to be told these things. No need to dress up for those whose "employer/source of income" is the mailman, isn't that right Shay?.
What About

United States

#5 Aug 30, 2010
What about a shirt that says BUILD THE WALL?

Is it ok to wear a shirt that advocates keeping illegal alien sscumbag felons out of our country?
Kewl

United States

#6 Aug 30, 2010
Wow wrote:
I find it really funny that this even needs to be discussed in the paper. My husband recently got called for jury duty. The notice had the warning about appropriate clothing on it. Now, my husband works in the construction industry and his normal everyday attire at work is shorts, steel toe boots and a T-shirt - very casual. Weekend clothing is pretty much the same. Even he had enough respect to show up for jury duty in slacks and a nice button down shirt (tucked in) with dress shoes. He didn't need the warning to know how to dress respectfully. After his first day there he came home and said he was appalled by how most of the people there were dressed.
I'll bet he looked cute in his Garanimals.
http://www.garanimals.com/
Did his bag-lunch consist of a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich, with a Sip-up to drink and a Twinkie for desert?
mackerel

Carmichael, CA

#7 Aug 30, 2010
I just had jury duty a month ago. While most of us were dressed decently there were a few that just seeemed to not even realize how tacky they were. Narcism and arrested deveolpment it plagues this whole county.
What happened to vallejo

Vallejo, CA

#8 Aug 30, 2010
mackerel wrote:
I just had jury duty a month ago. While most of us were dressed decently there were a few that just seeemed to not even realize how tacky they were. Narcism and arrested deveolpment it plagues this whole county.
It's the way people are brought up. No manners, no respect. They just wear the baggy pants and hoodies. But hey!!! you can tell who cares and who looks like a gangsta.
Sam Kurshan

United States

#10 Sep 1, 2010
I always wear my signature red thong and flip-flops when I go to court. (unless it's pride month, then I wear my rainbow thong)
Irish Mike

AOL

#11 Sep 1, 2010
Sam Kurshan wrote:
I always wear my signature red thong and flip-flops when I go to court.(unless it's pride month, then I wear my rainbow thong)
and you like to go and sit in the court room and watch what is happening. that's where you get yur ideas for your blogs
Robodad

Fairfield, CA

#12 Aug 4, 2012
I find it really funny that this even needs to be discussed in the paper...

Wow...are you guys ever judgeMental.
I lost my job and wasn't paid my dues. I ended up evicted and homeless, forcing me to send my two daughters off to safe quarters, while I'm caring for their two cats. I live in an old RV that everyone wants me to park in someone elses yard. Despite the rhetoric about how much people want to help the homeless, I'm judged constantly, and most private and Businesses want us the hell out of the area as we're discovered. With no money (EDD has screwed up four times so far, denying me on others claims and yes I have written my congress person including the Governors office), no phone, no job (getting hired at 57 with heart surgery last year and two more surgeries to go is not an employers golden boy), no anything...while I'm asked constantly for a phone number regardless.
So I have experienced all of your cold attitudes first hand, and I would never want to meet any of you, even the most gregarious. I am homeless, have met many others and heard similar stories about this kind of response.
Well, get this...I am going to have to go to the court house to explain why I have let my licence tags go without payment, and I will be in whatever semi-clean clothes I have left over, mismatched or whatever, shorts or flip flops, "rightly"(according to your standards) worn ball cap to satisfy the publics "love you-hate you" attitudes towards me/other have nots. Want to hear more? Take me to the driving range, hit out some balls on your tab and I'll blab.
I will recover and someday soon not be homeless, in my very uphill "have not" battle, but you all have a bigger job dealing with your Narcissistic behaviors toward homeless/poor dressing/showerless folk. Good luck with that.
Robodad

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