As a matter of public safety, everyone entering any of the Santa Barbara Superior Court locations listed below are required to pass through a weapons screening device and have all hand-carried objects x-rayed.
Weapons and contraband of any kind are prohibited. Items that potentially could be used as a weapon are not permitted in the courthouse and will be confiscated; this may include, but not limited to:
For the complete list of prohibited items click here.
During the screening process, you may be asked to remove jewelry, accessories, and clothing. Your handbag, briefcase, backpack, and any containers will be x-rayed. Leave prohibited items at home or in your vehicle; if confiscated, they will not be returned.
When coming to any of the courthouses please allow extra time to go through the weapons screening line. Do not bring unnecessary bags, briefcases or packages with you as these will slow down the screening process.
Refusal to submit to a search will result in denial of entry. Moreover, California Penal Code section 602 (y) states that individuals who intentionally avoid or refuse to submit to screening and inspection of themselves and their personal property while entering or re-entering a court building may be subject to detention, arrest and prosecution.
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