Jefferson County, Mississippi
Jefferson County is one of 82 counties in Mississippi. The county is served by several courts. The first being the 17th Chancery District, which 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.
Jefferson County also contains a Justice Court, which handles small claims, misdemeanors and "any traffic offense that occurs outside a municipality".
The 22nd Circuit District Court hears "felony criminal prosecutions and civil lawsuits."