Often with your criminal case, you will be required to attend many court appearances on a regular basis. The criminal courts have many cases, and the government requires defendants to show up regularly to check on them and the status of their case.
For some court appearances not much happens.
Sometimes you will be asked to meet Bill Stradley at his offices before court if necessary. Other times you will be asked to show up directly at your court for an appearance. If you are going to the Harris County Criminal Justice Center or other criminal court locations in Houston, please allow extra time for traffic, parking, going through security, and huge delays at the elevator.
Judges can be very strict and punitive to defendants who do not show up in the courtroom at the time they are required.See All Questions