Lafayette County, Mississippi
Lafayette County is one of 82 counties in Mississippi. The county is served by several courts. The 18th Chancery District has jurisdiction over disputes in matters involving equity; domestic matters including adoptions, custody disputes and divorces; guardianships; sanity hearings; wills; and challenges to constitutionality of state laws.
Lafayette County also contains a Justice Court, which handles small claims, misdemeanors, and "any traffic offense that occurs outside a municipality". The 3rd Circuit District Court hears "felony criminal prosecutions and civil lawsuits."
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi has jurisdiction in Lafayette County. Appeals from the Northern District go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.