Courts in Mississippi
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Mississippi's State Courtsystem includes 82 Justice Courts, which hear small claims cases (cases with a value less than $3,500,) and preliminary misdemeanor hearings. Mississippi also has 226 Municipal Courts located in its cities, and these also handle preliminary misdemeanor hearings as well as traffic and ordinance cases. Mississippi's Chancery Courts and County Courts share jurisdiction over many types of civil cases including those involving torts, contracts, real property, domestic relations and mental health, as well as juvenile matters. County Courts also hear appeals from Justice and Municipal Courts. Mississippi's 22 districts each have at least one District Court that handles some tort and real property cases, criminal cases, and civil appeals. The Mississippi Court of Appeals hears civil, criminal and administrative agency appeals, and the state's highest court, the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Mississippi Supreme Court dockets and opinions are available on their website at If you're seeking other Mississippi court records, you'll need to contact the appropriate courthouse. Mississippi state courts don't mail or fax out copies of public records, but you can go to the courthouse and copy them for a small charge. See the Mississippi Clerk of Courts FAQ at for more information.
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18, Sep 2014 - Hancock, MS Kiln man loses appeal of molestation conviction
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18, Sep 2014 - Jackson, MS Board files suit against VA over release of patients’ names
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18, Sep 2014 - Mississippi may be on death row execution hiatus
JACKSON -- Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur. No Mississippi death row appeals are presently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, he said.
18, Sep 2014 - Union, MS Woman sentenced in check-forging case
A north Mississippi woman has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to forging checks of two elderly residents of an assisted living facility in New Albany. The state attorney general's office said in a news release that 40-year-old Kimberly Gilleylen also was ordered to pay restitution of pay $1,570. She was sentenced Tuesday by Union County Circuit Court Judge Robert W ...
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