Justice Court

Mission Statement

The DeSoto County Justice Court Judges and Clerk's Office are committed to providing quality court services with fairness, integrity, and professionalism in an expeditious and timely manner for the citizens of DeSoto County.

The Justice Court judges are committed to providing outstanding services for all citizens in a fair and impartial manner. The Clerk's Office seeks to provide equal access to justice, to improve public confidence in the courts by providing prompt, courteous service, and accessibility, and to exercise case management practices designed to facilitate the fair and timely disposition of cases.

Types of Cases Handled in Justice Court

Justice Courts have jurisdiction over small claims civil cases involving amounts of $3,500 or less, misdemeanor criminal cases, and any traffic offense that occurs in the County involving the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department or Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Justice Court judges also sign warrants, set bonds, conduct preliminary hearings in felony criminal cases, issues temporary protective orders, and issue search warrants.