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Old 7 October 2017, 17:09
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Last time I was in court, i had several people assume i was a lawyer, because i had a shit and tie on.

The people showing up for drug charges in Bob Marley tie dyes were cracking me up.

Strange days we live in.
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Old 7 October 2017, 17:15
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While I agree that wearing a shirt with a marijuana leaf on it is the epitome of SA fail when you're being brought before the judge for possession, we either have a justice system that is fair and impartial, or we don't. Allowing a persons style of dress to influence the administration of justice isn't good to go in my mind.
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Old 7 October 2017, 17:18
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Last time I was in court, i had several people assume i was a lawyer, because i had a shit and tie on.

The people showing up for drug charges in Bob Marley tie dyes were cracking me up.

Strange days we live in.
You sure it wasn't because you were walking around like you were the shit?
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Old 7 October 2017, 17:39
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Old 7 October 2017, 17:43
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You sure it wasn't because you were walking around like you were the shit?
Haha. Only my phone would autocorrect suit to shit.
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Old 7 October 2017, 17:44
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I was brought up in the British Military Officer background, hence I know the difference between, white tie, black tie, No. 1's & 2's, Dark suit and smart casual. If you have an appointment with a judge, wear a dark suit with tie and shoes that hold a shine. It's a pretty good bet that he or she knows the difference to all the dress codes. Anyone who has worked in the ME as a civilian will testify to the advice.
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Old 7 October 2017, 17:44
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I work in a small, rural, Justice Court. Our judge doesn't really care what you wear. It's your attitude toward the court that will carry the most weight. You could be dressed like a bum, but so long as you are respectful and polite, our judge is likely to cut you some slack when it's time for him to issue his ruling.

You also need to be respectful to the deputy DA when you meet with him prior to court. If you are, he will likely recommend the minimum.
The most important thing is if you made a mistake, own it, accept
responsibility and don't try to blame someone else or invent a phony excuse.

Also, our judge & DA look favorably upon those who are proactive. If you got a ticket, DUI or a drug charge and have already enrolled in traffic school, completed a victim impact panel, or spoken with a drug and alcohol counselor, you have done yourself a favor.
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Old 7 October 2017, 17:54
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Old 7 October 2017, 18:15
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Obviously there are people who can't afford a suit or shoes, but IMO if you can you should dress properly and classy for your appearance in the court. And be clean. Even though we say that one should not judge others by the looks alone, I do think these looks are actually very telling and influence the opinion about the person. Modest, clean clothes and cleanliness.
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Old 7 October 2017, 18:36
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I used to ride funeral escorts in central OH. Worked a teen funeral, and some of the mourners were dressed like they were going clubbing. Some of the girls were showing more skin that the dead guy had been during embalming. But for many of them, that was the nicest stuff they owned.
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Old 7 October 2017, 19:23
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Quote " Clothes maketh the man" alongside manners.
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Old 7 October 2017, 19:30
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Clothes shouldn't make the man, but many of these guys who go before the magistrate have little character.

Might as well dress like they do.
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Old 7 October 2017, 19:53
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once upon a time, in serious situations people dressed up not only to impress, but to also show they respected the authority and gravity of the situation.

I remember people borrowing money to buy a suit for court.

If people don't respect the authority, don't take the situation serious and would rather shock you than impress you, then they won't dress up.
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Old 7 October 2017, 20:09
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I remember as a child, we all getting dressed up are best, parents included to go to church. Something to be said for that. Not just the faith aspect, but learning the respect, putting on your best front, knowing how to be clean and dressed up. Remember watching my father every morning getting ready to go to school (HS teacher, Marine veteran), and shining his boots and putting on a tie.
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Old 7 October 2017, 20:24
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I remember as a child, we all getting dressed up are best, parents included to go to church. Something to be said for that. Not just the faith aspect, but learning the respect, putting on your best front, knowing how to be clean and dressed up. Remember watching my father every morning getting ready to go to school (HS teacher, Marine veteran), and shining his boots and putting on a tie.
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Old 7 October 2017, 20:56
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I respectfully wear slacks, nice collared shirt & casual leather shoes. The only suit I've ever owned the Army issued me.

I do have some Sunday go to meeting clothes that I wear very little.
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Old 7 October 2017, 21:16
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I remember teaching my son how to tie both a regualr tie and a bow tie. I also remember going with him to buy him his first grown man suit.

While I appreciate the casualness of modern society, I think that a man should be taught to wear clothes appropriate to the situation.

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Old 7 October 2017, 21:52
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While I agree that wearing a shirt with a marijuana leaf on it is the epitome of SA fail when you're being brought before the judge for possession, we either have a justice system that is fair and impartial, or we don't. Allowing a persons style of dress to influence the administration of justice isn't good to go in my mind.
70% of what I saw in court two days ago would have vastly improved their image with a $5 belt. The constant holding and tugging of pants not only looks fucking stupid, it's pretty impractical.
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Old 7 October 2017, 22:21
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70% of what I saw in court two days ago would have vastly improved their image with a $5 belt. The constant holding and tugging of pants not only looks fucking stupid, it's pretty impractical.
I don't know how people put up with not wearing a belt.

I can't stand not wearing a belt. I wear jeans to work(restaurant) and I forgot my belt the other day and it drove me crazy until my shift was over.
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Old 7 October 2017, 22:26
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70% of what I saw in court two days ago would have vastly improved their image with a $5 belt. The constant holding and tugging of pants not only looks fucking stupid, it's pretty impractical.
It's an outward manifestation of their mocking the system and not taking it seriously. I see many of the cretins in court looking like they just left the street corner at crack alley. But, when I see them out on Saturday night...the are dressed to kill.

Their clothing choices are just that -- intentional choices.
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