Circuit Court

Cases Heard

Cases that may be heard in the Circuit Court include:

  • Civil action appeals from County Court
  • Civil actions over $200,000
  • Felonies


Mississippi has 22 Circuit Court Districts with 49 judges. Lowndes County is in the 16th district. Circuit judges are elected for four-year terms. The Circuit Court tries felony criminal cases and civil actions involving issues of $200,000 and above. Appeals from the Circuit Courts are to the Mississippi Supreme Court.