How should I prepare for my first court date?
That is going to be unique to the individual case. Your attorney is going to prepare with you, let you know what to expect, and let you know what information you need to gather before the court date. They will tell you what to expect or what not to expect on your court date depending on the local jurisdiction. Any evidence you can gather, including the little things like where to go, where to sit, what to bring, where to park, and how to dress, are sometimes not quite known to persons that don’t have prior experience with the criminal justice system. The criminal defense attorney will certainly go over all of that with you prior to your court date.