• located at 2535 Hwy 51 South, Hernando, Mississippi 38632, DeSoto County Courthouse in Hernando, Mississippi
  • you will have to go through metal detectors to enter the DeSoto County Courthouse and will be asked to leave your phone in your vehicle
  • Original jurisdiction over all civil lawsuits where the amount in controversy is more than $200,000
  • felony matters
  • DeSoto County, Mississippi criminal law matters that do not fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of another local court
  • appeals from DeSoto County Court, DeSoto County Justice Court, DeSoto County Municipal Court, administrative boards and commissions
  • Jury trial possible
  • DeSoto County has 3 Circuit Court Judges serving our County which is determined by the population and number of circuit court cases filed
  • cases are appealed to Mississippi Supreme Court but can be assigned to Mississippi Court of Appeals by the Mississippi Supreme Court
  • Drug Court is supervised by a local Circuit Court Judge


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