The Ultimate Guide to Dressing for Your White Collar Crime Trial

If you have followed along with our blog for any amount of time, you’re probably well aware that we often provide our readers with advice on how to prepare for hearings. From what paperwork to bring, whether you are allowed to use witnesses, how to start preparation for your case, and how to find the right white collar crime attorney, we’ve gone over a lot.

In today’s blog, we’ll discuss another vitally important aspect of any trial—how you should dress.

What should I wear to my white collar crime trial?

Thankfully, the answer is pretty simple. You want to wear something that you would wear if you were being interviewed for a position at a company you’d like to work for.

For ladies, a conservative dress or pants suit would work best. Men should wear a suit and tie if possible. Women and men alike should avoid anything that draws unnecessary attention to them. Now is not the time to make a fashion statement.

Both men and women should stick to neutral colors. Shades of black, grey, and navy work best to convey a professional attitude. Feel free to add a touch of color in a tie or other accessory, but keeping things simple and classic is best.

Presentation is Key

To put it simply, your goal is to look good without drawing any attention to your attire. You are dressing in a way that shows that you have respect for the jury, the judge, and everyone else in attendance at your trial. The simple fact of the matter is that a first impression can mean a lot and it’s always in your best interest to dress appropriately.

Strike a balance between looking well put together and looking overly put together though. You want the jury to identify with what you’re wearing, not be put off by it. Finding the right balance between the two extremes is your best bet. Always make sure that your shirt is tucked in and that you look like you’re on a mission to win your case.

Pick shoes that complement your outfit. Again, looking professional is the goal and choosing something conservative is in your best interest.

Simply following this advice will set you up for success at your trial. Of course if you’re uncertain about any aspect of what to wear, consult your lawyer for advice. He or she has been through a number of trials and has experience in knowing what works best and what should be avoided. Looking the part goes a long way towards presenting yourself as credible and trustworthy. Dress professionally and you’ll be on your way to securing a positive outcome at your trial.

We’re Here to Help

If you’re facing charges of white collar crime, attorney Robert J. DeGroot is here to help. With nearly 50 years of experience in providing a tenacious defense for his clients, you can count on Robert J. DeGroot to go to bat for you. Each and every member of our team is fully dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible experience. We know that you’re stressed and we want you to know that you can count on us to be the helping hand you need to make it through a difficult time.

In short, regardless of your needs, our law offices will be by your side every step of the way, ensuring that you get the help you need during a difficult time. Contact us today for your free initial consultation and be sure to stay tuned for next week’s blog which will discuss how you should handle yourself while you’re at your trial.