These days pretty much all courthouses prohibit cell phones, or at least require that they be turned off while in the courtroom. You should honor this rule at least in Chatham County, North Carolina. Sergio Cortez Herrera didn't, and Judge Joe Buckner held him in contempt of court when his phone blared out the beginning of "Oye Mi Amor" while Buckner was pronouncing sentence on a probation violator. Herrera got ten days in jail, although Buckner later reduced the sentence to one night.
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