Cell Phone Notice

Effective January 1, 2012, cell phones, cameras, iPads, and PDA’s are NOT PERMITTED in any St. Joseph County Courthouse, with limited exceptions. Any person violating the rules regarding photography, cameras, cell phones, PDA’s or other electronic devices shall be subject to immediate confiscation of the device and may be fined up to $1,500.00 for violating the prohibition against an audio or visual recording or for permitting noise from an electronic device to disrupt court while in session. The penalty shall be imposed at the discretion of the judicial officer in whose courtroom the violation occurred.