Criminal Division

The DeSoto County Justice Court Criminal Division handles 17,000 cases per year. These are:

  • Initial appearances and bonding hearings on felony cases 
  • Misdemeanors
  • Preliminary hearings
  • All Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Constable, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Mississippi Motor Carrier Division and Mississippi Department of Transportation traffic tickets


Payments for traffic citations may be made via cash, cashiers check, money order, and credit cards Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm in the clerk's office. You may also pay your citation online.