Justice Court

The purpose of the Justice Court is to serve the public by processing civil actions which do not exceed $2500.00 and misdemeanor criminal charges in accordance with section 9-11-11 of the Mississippi Code. The Justice Court also handles felony cases on a preliminary basis.

The distinction between civil and criminal cases is an important one. In a civil case, a trial or contested matter occurs between two or more persons, while in a criminal case the trial is between the State of Mississippi and a person accused of committing a crime. This is true even when a criminal case is begun by the victim of a crime filing an affidavit charging someone with criminal activity.

The Justice Court also has jurisdiction over all traffic citations issued in Leflore County by the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Leflore County Sheriff’s Department, the Public Service Commission, and Mississippi Valley State University Police. All Wildlife Citations and Affidavits within Leflore County are adjudicated in the Leflore County Justice Court.

The following Judges preside over the Leflore County Justice Court:

Hon. James E. Campbell

Northern District

Hon. James K. Littleton III

Central District

Hon. Carlos D. Palmer

Southern District

Leflore County Courthouse
306 W. Market
P.O. Box 8056
Greenwood, MS 38935

Phone: (662) 453-1605
Fax: (662) 455-8759

Justice Court Clerk
Martha Howard

P.O. Box 8056
Greenwood MS 38935

Phone:(662) 453-1605
Fax: (662) 455-8759

Office Hours
8:00a.m - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (Except on legal holidays)