Madison County Circuit Court

Location: 128 W North St, Canton, MS 39046
Judge: Honorable John H. Emfinger and Honorable William E. Chapman III
District Attorney: Michael Guest
Court Clerk: Lee Westbrook
Phone Number: 601-859-4365
Mailing Address: PO Box 1626, Canton MS 39046

Day and Time Court Meets: Monday through Friday. Because of the heavy docket the court is in session much of the year.

Madison County Circuit Court lies in Mississippi’s 20th Judicial Court District along with Rankin County Circuit Court. Authority over both felony criminal prosecutions and civil lawsuits lies with the Madison County Circuit Court. Madison County Court, Madison County Justice Court, Madison Municipal Court, Flora Municipal Court, Canton Municipal Court and Ridgeland Municipal Court appeals are heard in the Madison County Circuit Court along with appeals from administrative boards and commissions.

Madison County is surrounded by Yazoo, Hinds, Attala, Scott, Leake, Rankin, and Holmes Counties. Should you be charged with a felony criminal offense or file a civil lawsuit over $250,000, your initial appearance (insert link) will be held in the Madison County Circuit Court. Lower court appeals are also heard in the Madison County Circuit Court.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department has the authority to make arrests that are taken to the Madison County Circuit Court. The Madison Police Department, as well as the Ridgeland Police Department, Canton Police Department, Flora Police Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol also have jurisdiction in this area.

If you have questions about your court date or other Madison County Circuit Court procedures, you can call the Circuit Clerk. If you have questions about legal advice, your charge or what happens should you plead guilty, the clerk may not answer them. Only licensed attorneys who handle these matters on a daily basis can. The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates are available to assist and advise you about any questions that you have.

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