Mississippi District Attorneys

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A District Attorney (D.A.) is the prosecuting officer of a criminal case (i.e., the official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses). After an arrest, the D.A. will either call a grand jury to help determine whether to file charges or issue their own "information" for charges to be brought. After charges are filed, the defendant is arraigned and date is set for the trial (unless the defendant settles through a guilty plea).

Understanding the role of the D.A. and knowing how to contact the corresponding prosecutor can help you to better prepare your defense.

Contacting the District Attorney

Depending on your situation and the nature of your criminal charge, you may be inclined to contact the district attorney. But remember, the D.A.'s job is to convict; therefore, you'll want to be careful not to tip your hand or give the prosecution any additional leverage. Generally, you'll want your attorney to handle this; not only will they have the professional acumen to understand the process, they'll probably already know the individuals and how best to work with them.

Mississippi Attorney General

The Mississippi Attorney General, an elected position, represents the state in litigation and also enforces laws meant to protect consumers and others in the state.

Directory of Mississippi District Attorneys

Below are links to Mississippi District Attorneys, organized by district and county.

1st District Attorney (Itawamba / Lee / Monroe / Pontotoc / Alcorn / Prentiss / Tishomingo)

15th District Attorney (Jefferson Davis / Lamar / Lawrence / Marion / Pearl River)

2nd District Attorney (Hancock / Harrison / Stone)

16th District Attorney (Clay / Lowndes / Noxubee / Oktibbeha)

3rd District Attorney (Benton / Calhoun / Chickasaw / Lafayette / Marshall / Tippah / Union)

17th District Attorney (DeSoto / Tate / Panola / Tallahatchie / Yalobusha)

4th District Attorney (Leflore / Washington / Sunflower)

18th District Attorney (Jones)

5th District Attorney (Attala / Carroll / Choctaw / Grenada / Montgomery / Webster / Winston)

19th District Attorney (George / Greene / Jackson)

6th District Attorney (Adams / Amite / Franklin / Wilkinson)

20th District Attorney (Madison / Rankin)

7th District Attorney (Hinds)

21st District Attorney (Yazoo / Holmes / Humphreys)

8th District Attorney (Leake / Neshoba / Newton / Scott)

22nd District Attorney (Claiborne / Copiah / Jefferson)

9th District Attorney (Issaquena / Sharkey / Warren)

 

10th District Attorney (Clarke / Kemper / Lauderdale / Wayne)

Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney

11th District Attorney (Bolivar / Coahoma / Quitman / Tunica)

Hinds County Attorney

12th District Attorney (Forrest / Perry)

Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney

13th District Attorney (Covington / Jasper / Simpson / Smith)

Rankin County Prosecutor

14th District Attorney (Lincoln / Pike / Walthall)

Warren County Prosecuting Attorney

Note: Although we strive to provide the most current contact and website information available for the D.A. offices in this state, this information is subject to change. If you have found contact or website information that is not current, please contact us.

Talk to a Lawyer Before Contacting the Mississippi District Attorney

Criminal charges are very serious and a guilty verdict can result in steep fines, loss of professional licensure, and even time in prison. Before making any decisions about how to proceed, it's in your best interests to get in touch with a local legal professional. An experienced Mississippi criminal defense attorney will be able to explain the law and determine the best way to apply it to your case.

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