The biggest mistake people make who are not represented by a really good attorney is to simply show up to court and wait to see what happens; they don’t go in with a plan of attack and action. Preparation for everything is important; for court hearings, motions and especially for trial; if you want the best possible outcome, you have to make that happen
Being lazy and thinking that it doesn’t matter how you prepare for court is the biggest and most important mistake that people make. Another mistake is in thinking that it doesn’t matter who your attorney is, as is acting in a way that will make the court mad at you, such as showing up under the influence of alcohol or drugs while they’re on bond. Doing things like that can result in serious penalties.