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Guide to Law Online: U.S. Mississippi


In Mississippi, the judiciary has four general levels. The County Courts, Justice Courts, and Municipal Courts are the lowest level courts, focusing on cases involving specific subject matter, such as traffic violations, small claims, misdemeanor offenses, and juvenile matters. The Circuit Courts and Chancery Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction. The Mississippi Court of Appeals acts as the intermediate appellate court. The Mississippi Supreme Court is the highest court in the state.