Court Facility

Important Information Regarding Prohibition of Weapons in a Court Facility

Any person who intentionally possesses a loaded or unloaded firearm or any other instrument used as a dangerous weapon, while in or on a Court facility shall upon conviction be guilty of a Class C felony.

(1) A Court facility is defined as follows:

  • A county courthouse or that portion of any other building occupied by a court or occupied by personnel related to court operations, or in which activities related to court operations take place.

(2) A Weapon is defined as follows:

  • A firearm
  • Any dirk, dagger, ice pick, slingshot, metal knuckles, or any similar instrument or a knife other than an ordinary pocket knife, the use of which could inflict injury upon a person or property.
  • Mace, tear gas, pepper mace or any similar instrument.
  • A club, bat, baton, billy club, bludgeon, knobkerrie,
    nunchaku, nightstick, truncheon or any similar instrument, the use of which Could inflict
    injury upon a person or property.

Any person who has a concealed handgun license may not possess a firearm in a court facility. If you are apprehended with a weapon on these premises, your weapon and concealed handgun license will be seized.