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Upon entering the Courthouse, you will be greeted by the Slidell City Marshals and/or Slidell Police Department for a security screening.

Your possessions will be scanned using equipment similar to what you find in airports. You will also pass through a metal detector, as you would in airports and many other public buildings.

The following may NOT be brought into the Courthouse:

  • Guns, knives or weapons of any kind unless you are a law enforcement officer with proper identification
  • Stun guns, scissors, mace or other caustic or flammable materials
  • Cell phones, smart phones, other electronic devices
  • Food or drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs of any kind unless prescribed by a doctor to the person in possession
  • Video or recording devices unless prior, written permission has been granted by the Judge
If your clothing is not in keeping with the Court’s Dress Code, the Marshal and Deputies will not allow you to enter the Courtroom. If you miss your Court hearing, this may result in an arrest warrant for failure to appear or a default of your civil case.

Cameras and audio or video recording devices may be brought into the Courtroom only with advance approval by the Judge. NOTE: it is illegal to record (video or audio) any Court proceeding without express, written permission from the Judge.


  • In the Courtroom, you will not be allowed to eat, drink or chew gum. While Court is in session, the Marshal’s Deputies will remove visitors who talk, whisper, laugh, applaud, read or otherwise violate Courtroom decorum.
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  • All electronic devices, such as cell phones, tablets or mp3 players, are not permitted in the Court. Violators will be fined $50 by the Judge and the item(s) will be confiscated by the Marshal or Deputies.
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