DESOTO MUNICIPAL COURTS

HERNANDO MUNICIPAL COURT, 2601 Elm Street, Hernando, Mississippi 38632

HORN LAKE MUNICIPAL COURT, 3101 Goodman Road, Horn Lake, Mississippi 38637

OLIVE BRANCH MUNICIPAL COURT, 9200 Pigeon Roost, Olive Branch, Mississippi 38654

SOUTHAVEN MUNICIPAL COURT, 8889 Northwest Drive, Southaven, Mississippi 38671

WALLS MUNICIPAL COURT, 9087 Nail Road, Walls, Mississippi 38680

  • Limited Criminal Jurisdiction meaning these Courts can only hear certain types of criminal cases
  • hears cases involving violations of traffic laws, preliminary hearings in felony case and misdemeanor charges, not felonies
  • after a preliminary hearing on a felony case, the Municipal Judge sends the case file to the grand jury to decide on whether to prosecute in DeSoto County Circuit
  • Municipal Judges also hear violations of city ordinances such as animal control, health and sanitation, fire prevention, building code violations
  • cases are either settled with the prosecutor or heard by the Municipal Judge individually, without a jury and no court reporter is present
  • convictions can be appealed to DeSoto County Court

 

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