Traffic Court Attire

So I had traffic court on Wednesday. It went fine, but I have a question - you are supposed to dress up for court, right? Apparently the memo did not get out to my other traffic court defendants. Sweats and jeans abounded.

I just don't see the wisdom of going to court looking like a criminal. If you go to court looking like you expect to go to jail, it seems to me that will increase the likelihood of that outcome.

I know it's traffic court, and that's really just one step up from a courtroom with Harry Anderson presiding. But still. Let's have some respect people.