The jerk asked for yet another continuation—he’s using the same tactics as when we were in court earlier this year.
Big clue to the whole world: if you are in court for ANY reason at all, and I mean even if you are just taking care of a traffic ticket, dress appropriately. Courts are very conservative places. Guys, wear a suit and tie if at all possible. The absolute MINIMUM attire for you is slacks (and they better be freshly ironed with a crease that’ll cut things) and a collared shirt. Ladies, wear a suit. Or a nice, classy dress. Do not wear pants if there’s any way to avoid it. If you must wear a pantsuit, it better be really professional. Anybody who shows up in jeans and t‑shirts, sweats, etc. is NOT going to be taken seriously. You will look disrespectful. The judge and sheriff’s deputies and everyone else is going to assume you’re clueless or a jerk. You will lose credibility. I don’t care if the other party (if there is one) is likely to show up dressed the same way—YOU show up dressed appropriately. Please.
I just had to get that off my chest.