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Security

When you come to Melissa Municipal Court, you will need to go through a security screening that will include any or all of the following:

  • Baby carriers and strollers checking by a hand-held metal detector
  • Briefcases, handbags, or packages x-rayed
  • Cell phones and pagers inspected
  • Walk through or be scanned by a hand-held metal detector

Weapons

Pursuant to Section 46.03(a)(3) of the Penal Code, it is unlawful to carry a firearm, illegal knife, club, explosive weapon, pepper spray or other prohibited weapons listed in Section 46.05(a) of the Penal Code, on the premises of any government court or offices utilized by the court, unless pursuant to written regulations or written authorization of the court. A violation of this law is punishable as a third-degree felony.

Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited including the following:

  • Box cutters, utility blades or razor blades
  • Guns, ammunition and explosive materials
  • Knives of any sort including pocket knives
  • Mace or pepper spray
  • Any other item that security officers believe would compromise the security and safety of the building.

Children

For the safety of your child, please make sure they stay with you at all times.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep all individuals safe while in the Melissa Municipal Court.

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