Rankin County Circuit Court

Rankin County Circuit Court

Location: 301 E. Government Street, Brandon, MS 39042

Judges: William E. Chapman & John Emfinger

Prosecutor: Michael Guest

Court Clerk: Rebecca N. Boyd

Phone Number: 601-825-1466

Mailing Address: 215 East Government Street, Suite A, Brandon, MS 39042

When Court Meets: Rankin County Circuit Court schedules hearings Monday through Friday.

Rankin County and Madison County lie within Mississippi's 20th Judicial District. Rankin County Circuit Court maintains jurisdiction over felony criminal proceedings, including misdemeanors on appeal, and civil matters involving disputes of $2,500 or more. Appeals in Rankin County Court, Rankin County Justice Court, Brandon Municipal Court, Pearl Municipal Court, Flowood Municipal Court, Richland Municipal Court, and Florence Municipal Court are all heard in the Rankin County Circuit Court. In Rankin County Circuit Court, criminal convictions require a unanimous vote from all 12 jurors. However, only 9 of 12 jury votes are required for conviction in civil hearings.

Rankin County is composed of Brandon, Florence, Flowood, Pearl, Pelahatchie, Puckett, Richland, Sandhill, and Star. Located east of Jackson, the state's capital city, Rankin County is one of the fastest growing counties in the State. The Rankin County Sheriff's Department has jurisdiction across the entire county. If you are arrested by the Rankin County Sheriff's Department, your trial will be held at the Rankin County Circuit Court. Local Police Departments within the county all have jurisdiction within their respective city limits, and the Mississippi Highway Patrol also has jurisdiction in Rankin County.

If you have questions about your court date, or need general information about the Rankin County Circuit Court, you may call the Circuit Clerk, Rebecca N. Boyd. Boyd can be contacted at 601-825-1466. However, if you need legal advice or have specific questions about the charges brought against you, the Clerk may not answer these questions. Only licensed attorneys who handle these matters on a daily basis can provide answers to these and other legal questions. Contact the attorneys at Coxwell & Associates if you have legal questions, seek legal advice, or need legal representation at trial.

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