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Online Court Resources
Resources for the DeSoto County Circuit Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Desoto County, Mississippi, and resources applicable to all courts in Mississippi.
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DeSoto County Circuit Court Case Records
Search DeSoto County Circuit Court civil cases, criminal cases, and judgement rolls by case number, name, date, docket, and file number. A monthly or annual paid subscription is required to use this service.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
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Forms and related information
17th Circuit Court District Attorney Forms
View and download forms from the 17th Circuit Court District Attorney's office for use in Circuit Court in DeSoto, Panola, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Yalobusha Counties, including Pre-Trial Intervention Program Application, Victim Impact Statement, Attorney General's Victim Compensation Form, Bad Check Complaint Packet, state Domestic Violence Protection Order petition, and Refusal to Prosecute form.
Civil Case Filing Form
Fill in and download the required form to file a civil case in Mississippi Circuit, Chancery, and County Courts.
Civil Case Filing Form Instructions
View the instructions for filling out the Civil Case Filing Form.
Attorney General Forms and Information
View and download Mississippi Attorney General's Office forms including criminal appeal notification, sexual assault payment policy, victim assistance materials request, victim compensation application, victims' rights packets, consumer protection complaint, domestic violence protection orders, freedom of information records request, and vulnerable persons Medicaid fraud abuse/neglect.
Online fine payments
Pay DeSoto County Circuit, County, and Youth Court Fines
Pay DeSoto County Circuit, County, and Youth Court fines online by name and case or account number. An additional fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
DeSoto County Adult Drug Court
View information about the Adult Drug Court program in DeSoto County. Links to resources and types of cases handled are in the left column.
17th Circuit Court District Pre-Trial Intervention
The 17th Circuit Court District Attorney's Office offers information about its Pre-Trial Diversion Program in DeSoto, Panola, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Yalobusha Counties, which can lead to dismissal of charges for some first-time non-violent offenders.
17th Circuit Court District Drug Court
The 17th Circuit Court District Attorney's Office offers information about the Drug Court program in DeSoto, Panola, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Yalobusha Counties, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders.
17th Circuit Court District Crime Prevention
The 17th Circuit Court District Attorney's Office offers tips for avoiding identity theft, stalking, domestic violence, and elder abuse in DeSoto, Panola, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Yalobusha Counties. Click the "Preventing Crime" menu item at the top of the page for details and links to additional resources.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Mississippi, including information guides and links to local housing counseling agencies, programs, and legal assistance.
Child Support Enforcement
The Field Operations Division of the Mississippi Department of Human Services offers a toll-free number, a directory of local county offices, an online application for services, online viewing of bills and notices, and information about payments, collection, enforcement, determination of obligations, employer information, and the license suspension program.
Domestic Violence Resources
The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers information about domestic violence, links to services and legal resources, and a search by county for local domestic violence shelters.
Drug Court Information
View information about drug court programs in Mississippi. Links to detailed information and local contacts are in the right column.
Search the Mississippi State Bar directory of mediators by name, firm, city, state, and county. View the directory alphabetically by name.
Attorney General Publications
View and download Mississippi Attorney General's Office publications about underage drinking, consumer information, crime prevention and victim help, cyber crime, domestic violence, fraud and identity theft, senior financial abuse, and youth safety.
Glossary of Legal Terms
View definitions of commonly used legal terms.
The Mississippi State Bar offers legal information on a variety of topics, including benefits, will and estate planning, family law, employment, health, housing, credit and bankruptcy, and contracts. An overview of the court system and legal process is also provided.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
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The Mississippi State Bar offers publications about womens' rights, the consequences of a DUI, and the consequences of school misconduct.
Search the full text of the Mississippi Code or the table of contents by keyword, or browse the table of contents by title and subject. An online tutorial is provided for searching assistance.
State and Local Court Rules
View Mississippi Rules of Court, including Circuit, Chancery, County, Justice, and Youth Courts, rules governing the bar and judiciary, and court procedural rules. Links to local Circuit, Chancery, and County Court rules are in the right column.
State Law Library
Search the Mississippi State law library catalog by keyword, title, author, donor, or subject. Click links in the right column for contacts, hours, policies, and answers to frequently asked questions.
The Office of Attorney General of Mississippi offers information about its services and resources for victims, including human trafficking, consumer scams, cyber crime, disasters, identity theft, domestic violence, victims' rights and compensation, and abuse of vulnerable adults.
Workers' Compensation Information
The Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission offers online searching, forms, and links to orders and claims, answers to frequently asked questions, law and claims procedures, and additional resources.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
17th Circuit Court District Bad Check Restitution and Prosecution
The 17th Circuit Court District Attorney's Office offers information about its bad check restitution and prosecution services in DeSoto, Panola, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Yalobusha Counties. A link to the complaint packet is provided.
17th Circuit Court District Victim Help
The 17th Circuit Court District Attorney's Office offers information about its services for crime victims in DeSoto, Panola, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Yalobusha Counties, including assistance with victim compensation applications, court accompaniment, case status notification, and referrals to other agencies. Click the "Helping Victims" menu item at the top of the page for more information about victims' rights, victim impact statements, compensation, additional resources, and post-conviction case procedure.
Complaints About Lawyers
The Mississippi State Bar offers a Consumer Assistance Program for handling complaints about lawyers, including downloadable and online Request for Assistance forms.
Search for attorneys admitted to the Mississippi Bar by name, city, and first letter of last name. Results include contact information and bar admission date.
The Mississippi State Bar offers an online directory of its members that can be searched by attorney name, firm, city, state, and county. Results include contact information, bar admission date, and whether an attorney is in good standing and authorized to practice law in Mississippi.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Services
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Free Legal Services
The Mississippi State Bar offers links to organizations that provide free legal services. Links to organizations' websites, areas served, and a brief description of available services are included.
Guide to Hiring a Lawyer
The Mississippi State Bar offers a guide to choosing a lawyer, including how to find one, how much it will cost, and how to work with a lawyer once you have chosen one.
Lawyer Fee Disputes
The Mississippi State Bar offers information about its free of cost process for handling client complaints about lawyers' fees.