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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20, Oct 2014 - Pearl River, MS La. AG: 9 booked in scam tied to Romanian crime
Seven people in Louisiana and two others in Mississippi have been arrested in connection with an international online sales scam. A news release from Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office on Tuesday said the nine are suspected to have ties to organized crime in Romania. They are alleged to have stolen about $1.4 million from more than 500 people. The scam described by Caldwell involved ...
20, Oct 2014 - Copiah, MS Miss. court denies motion for competency hearing
The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a motion for a competency hearing sought by attorneys for death row inmate Erik Wayne Hollie.
20, Oct 2014 - Mississippi Co. man arrested for taking weapons and drugs into jail
The Scott County Sheriff's Department reports a Mississippi County man is in custody for taking a weapon and drugs into the Scott County Jail.
20, Oct 2014 - Bank robbers sentenced in case of 8 armed heists
Two Alabama men found guilty in a string of bank robberies stretching from Gulfport to Pensacola, Florida, have been given lengthy sentences by a federal judge in Mississippi.
20, Oct 2014 - Mississippi ban on same-sex marriage challenged in suit
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A gay-rights group and two lesbian couples are suing Mississippi to try to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.The lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court in Jackson by Campaign for Southern Equality; Rebecca Bickett and her longtime partner, Andrea Sanders, who were denied a Mississippi marriage license earlier this year; and Jocelyn Pritchett and Carla Webb ...
20, Oct 2014 - Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage challenged in federal court
According to the Williams Institute 26 percent of same-sex couples in Mississippi are raising children, the highest percentage of any state in the nation. Without access to marriage, these families face harms and burdens such as a lack of parental rights and difficulty in securing health coverage for the entire family.
20, Oct 2014 - Jackson, MS Legislative Group: Parole Board Faces Backlog
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19, Oct 2014 - AG wants rape conviction appeal thrown out
The attorney general's office is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out Charles Ray Crawford 's appeal of his 1994 rape conviction. Crawford, now 48, is currently on Mississippi's death row for the 1992 slaying of Kristy Ray in the Chalybeate community in Tippah County. In his appeal, Crawford claims he received ineffective counsel to defend himself against the rape charges, which ...
19, Oct 2014 - Scott, MS Mississippi Sued Over 'Hellish' Conditions in For-Profit Prison
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