Rules of Conducting Yourself Being before Court by the U.S. Attorney General

We must admit that nowadays more and more people use a civilized way of resolving their legal crises or problems in communication with other people. Here we mean the court, where any of your interests can be defended within the law. But are all the participants of a trial polite and calm during litigation? Evidently, a lot of people can not get hold of themselves during a trial procedure; they reveal their emotions, use loud exclamations. But is that right or they would better conduct themselves in some other way? The U.S. Attorney General gives you some instructions concerning your behavior during court process.

You mustn’t follow the example of participants of various shows on TV. The appearance before court or the jury is a very responsible and serious action. There people have deal with laws and therefore there is no place for unnecessary emotions. Being before court, conduct yourself in a composed polite manner with the judge and all the parties of the process. You have to understand that your emotions will only worsen the judge’s attitude towards you and your annoyance will make all the process much longer. So, try not to make a dramatic show at hearing of your case.

It is natural that at hearing you feel nervous and angry with all the participants. Nevertheless, try not to lose self-control and address the judge respectfully, in a proper manner. Remember that titles “sir” and “ma’am” are not to be used towards the judge. You should call him or her “your honour”. You will also demonstrate your respect to the judge if speak when the judge asks you to take place.

During the court process you will be allowed to address other parties of the hearing, for example, attorney. Doing this, don’t forget that you are in court, and this is the place where law is honoured and respected. Answering the questions, speak clearly and loud for everybody could hear you. You must not use irreverent language and lose your control. Because you will be stopped by the judge or even taken away from the court room. So, you should better keep silence and prevent undesirable complications for your case.

In court you will give an oath to tell only the truth. But sometimes a desire to avoid a serious punishment makes people to tell lies before court. You must know that it is not approved to lie under the given oath. The reason is that you will be penalized for perjury. This will only complicate your case. Usually people who plead guilty receive sentences which are lesser. But it is not related to people accused of a crime and deliberately telling lies under the given oath.

Remember that any mistake may initiate additional penalty for you.