Pretrial Services

Pretrial Services Zoom Check-in Protocols

  1. You should dress appropriately; this requires you to be fully clothed at all times. You may wear your work uniform or clothing, if you are checking in during a work break. No sunglasses.
  2. When you join, you will be in the waiting room. A PSO will admit you when ready.
  3. Ensure your camera and microphone are on.
  4. Choose a quiet place to complete your check-in. Cell phones should be muted, doors to rooms closed, and disruptions minimized. Avoid being outside if it is windy.
  5. Be aware of your Zoom background and the area behind you. Avoid distractions.
  6. Try not to sit directly in front of or behind a window. The light or reflection can affect the video.
  7. Do not smoke, eat, or drink during your Zoom check-in.
  8. Do not walk around on the phone during your Zoom check-in. Remain seated or standing still.
  9. Do not drive while you are completing your Zoom check-in. If you are in a vehicle, safely pull over and stop the vehicle before completing your Zoom check-in.
  10. Do not speak over or interrupt anyone. Use appropriate language.
  11. Family members and friends may not complete your Zoom check-in for you.
  12. If you do not follow the rules, you may be removed from the meeting, your will check-in will be marked as missed and the court may be advised of your actions.