May I bring a cell phone to court?


If the judge allows you to bring a cell phone to the courtroom, it must be turned off. If the judge does not allow it, you may ask for special consideration of this rule if appropriate circumstances exist, such as if a family member's medical needs require you to remain in close contact. You must give such information to the judge and/or the clerk prior to the beginning of the trial.

          You may not take a cell phone into the jury room during deliberations.