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 http://courts.ms.gov/appellate_courts/sc/sc.html. 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 http://courts.ms.gov/faqs/clerks_faqs.pdf#zoom=75 for more information.
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23, Apr 2014 - Lowndes, MS Lowndes Co. man to get new sentencing hearing
The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a Lowndes County man for sale of cocaine. Freddie Webber is serving 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty during a trial in September of 2011. Webber was found to be a habitual offender. The Supreme Court upheld his conviction in 2013. In his post-conviction petition, Webber argued prosecutors shouldn't have been ...
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Pritchett MERIDIAN, Mississippi -- The state Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Lauderdale County man for his role in an armed robbery and kidnapping.Frederick Pritchett was sentenced in 2012 to 55 years in prison. He was sentenced...
23, Apr 2014 - Stone, MS Man gets 20 years for robberies
Mississippi officials said an Alabama man will spend 20 years in prison for the December 2011 armed robberies of two check cashing businesses, one in Moss Point and the other in Pascagoula. Jackson County Assistant District Attorney Cherie Wade told The Sun Herald that 31-year-old Robert Lee Stone, of Mobile, Ala., pleaded guilty to two charges of armed robbery Wednesday. Senior Circuit Judge ...
23, Apr 2014 - Jefferson Davis, MS Mississippi Man Accused of Selling Counterfeit Goods
AJefferson Davis County man is accused of selling counterfeititems,including designer handbags and sunglasses, NFL jerseys,CD's, and DVD's,at a flea market in Columbia. 60 year old Willie "Bo" Lorenzo Greer was arrested Friday, March 21st, by the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division after an undercover investigation. Greer is charged with one count of forging any trademarks and labels ...
23, Apr 2014 - Judge won't let paper see Byrd letters
An Alabama federal judge has denied a Mississippi newspaper's request to see letters written on behalf of former Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd before his sentencing witness tampering in March. The Sun Herald reported that the order was issued Monday by U.S. District Judge William Steele in Mobile, Ala. In sentencing Byrd, Steele said he had received up to 50 letters on the former sheriff's ...
22, Apr 2014 - Arguments set on 2012 Miss. abortion clinic law
A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear arguments April 28 in a lawsuit challenging a 2012 Mississippi law that threatens to close the state's only abortion clinic.
22, Apr 2014 - Judge: Disabled men can stay in Riverwood house while Moss Point zoning issue is debated
MOSS POINT, Mississippi -- A federal judge has ruled that three developmentally disabled men can stay in their Riverwood subdivision home until a zoning dispute there is resolved, despite the city of Moss Point ordering them to vacate.According to an...
22, Apr 2014 - State's high court to hear bond issue case
The Mississippi Supreme Court will take up Lauderdale County's bond issue case. A three-justice panel has denied two requests from opposing sides in the county's bond issue case.
22, Apr 2014 - Mississippi Inmate Seeks Federal Review of Death Sentence
Mississippi death row inmate Leslie "Bo" Galloway, III, convicted of raping and killing a Harrison Central High senior in 2008, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal.
22, Apr 2014 - Forrest, MS Couple Faces Multiple Drug And Weapon Charges After Fleeing Mississippi
Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Mississippi couple in Crawfordville on April 12 after the couple fled Mississippi prior to being sentenced to prison, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel.
22, Apr 2014 - Oktibbeha, MS Review denied for Starkville man's aggravated DUI appeal
The Mississippi Supreme Court denied a review of Joshua Buckner's 2009 drunken driving case in which he pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated DUI and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.
22, Apr 2014 - Mississippi moves to execute its first female prisoner since 1944
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22, Apr 2014 - Federal court dismisses Miss. appeal
JACKSON -- A federal appeals court panel has overturned a lower court's ordered granting an appeal hearing in a Mississippi robbery and aggravated assault case.
22, Apr 2014 - Mississippi set to execute its 1st female prisoner since 1944
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