Location: 5901 Terry Road
Presiding Judge: Dale Schwindaman
Judge Pro Tempore: Jeremy Morton
Prosecutor: John Scanlon
Court Clerk: Paula Morrison
Deputy Court Clerk: Darnisha Norwood
Phone Number: 601-500-7010
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 720222 Byram, MS 39272
Days Court is in Session: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 9:00 am
Initial Appearance: 8:00 am
Misdemeanor criminal violations according to the Mississippi Code of 1972 Annotated along with violations of the City of Byram Code of Ordinances are dealt with in Byram Municipal Court. These violations of the Code of Ordinances can range from business buildings to residential housing code problems.
As Mississippi’s 297th municipality, Byram was annexed from Jackson and lies just southwest of Jackson and north of Terry. Byram is a city covering around 20 square miles, and any traffic violations or other criminal offenses that you are accused of within this area are heard at the Byram Municipal Court. Appearance dates for misdemeanor criminal violations as well as initial appearances for a person who is accused of a felony will be held here.
The Byram Police Department has the authority to make arrests within the city limits and they are resolved in the Byram Municipal Court. Like other towns in Hinds County, the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department has legal authority in Byram as well as the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
The Court Clerk or Deputy Court Clerk can even tell you how much the fine will be as well as how you can pay whether it is cash, certified check, or other checks along with the procedure by which the Byram Municipal Court handles different matters. However, neither clerk is allowed to give legal advice or answer questions about your criminal charge. They also are not allowed to tell you what will happen if you plead guilty to an offense. Licensed attorneys like those at Coxwell & Associates can answer these questions and many more because they deal with them on a daily basis. These attorneys can assist you and give advice about any questions that you might have.