Remember that the judge you are going to appear in front of is human. First impressions matter! He or she cannot help but form certain opinions of people. A criminal defendant wearing a shirt and tie presents a different image than one in an undershirt and ripped jeans. Think about that while you are getting ready for court. And get ready for court early. Tardiness at court is not only rude and disrespectful, but could lead to an increase or revocation of bail. It is worth your time to be on time and avoid doing time.