Arrive early so that you have time to go through the metal detectors and get to your court room. If you are late or if you miss your court date, the judge may dismiss the case and you will have to start over.
You may see many people, including the judge, the court lawyer, the landlord, the landlord’s lawyer, and the court officer. There may also be an lawyer from HPD. This is not your lawyer. The HPD lawyer represents the city.