Your Day in Court in Bexar County
A brief synopsis of what you should expect your first day of court in Bexar County.
CourtroomYou should know which courtroom you should be appearing and what time. If you don't contact your attorney. If you don't have an attorney, it is a good idea to hire one. Many people can make the mistake of representing themselves. This is unadvisable as the court can make a decision that can affect your life for the rest of your life.
There are two courthouses in Bexar County. One handles civil cases (family, CPS, lawsuits, generalle anything "non-criminal") and that is known as the "Old Courthouse" or the red brick one. Generally if you have a case your court will be called in Presiding Court which is on the first floor in room 109. There is a metal detector so please keep at home any weapons, knives, etc. There is also a glut of cases so you'd be best advised to show up 30 minutes early as parking is also a problem.
The second courthouse is the criminal courthouse which is located by the Paul Elizondo building (which is the gray shiny newer building) you should know which courtroom, if not there is a guide on the first floor with your name and court number.
DressIt is important to make a good first impression on the Judge, so it is advised that you should dress professionally. No gaudy or expensive jewelery or loud clothing. If you do not own a suit or blazer it is advised that you should purchase one.