Copiah County MS District Attorney Office

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Winston County District Attorney 272 West Gallatin Street Hazlehurst MS 39083 601-894-5040


About Copiah County District Attorney

The Copiah County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Copiah County, MS. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Copiah County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Copiah County take a lead role in multiple phases of a criminal case and exercise a great deal of discretion in how a case is handled. District Attorneys may delegate certain cases, or aspects of cases, to other attorneys in the Copiah County DA's Office.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Copiah County public criminal records
  • Copiah County Court records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Jury selection process in Copiah County, MS
  • Grand jury proceedings
Copiah County Criminal Records

The DA's Office maintains public records that may be available upon request. These records include Copiah County criminal records such as arrest records, police reports, and Copiah County Court records and filings.

Criminal Prosecutions

The Copiah County District Attorney decides whether or not to prosecute an offender in Copiah County, Mississippi. The evidence provided by the Copiah County Police Department, Copiah County Sheriff's Department, or other Local Law Enforcement agency, may or may not be sufficient to move a case forward, and the Copiah County DA's Office must evaluate the strength and admissibility of the available evidence before prosecuting the offender.

Copiah County Grand Jury

The District Attorney is responsible for presenting evidence to the Copiah County Grand Jury, which then decides whether or not there is probable cause for criminal charges. The Copiah County DA also determines whether to offer or accept a plea bargain.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Copiah County, the District Attorney, along with the Copiah County Public Defender's Office, will select a jury. After jury selection, the District Attorney makes opening statements, presents the government's case for conviction, and makes objections to the Defense Attorney's case. If the jury convicts the individual accused of breaking Mississippi law, the Office of the Copiah County DA makes recommendations for sentencing. If the jury finds the defendant not guilty, the District Attorney determines whether or not to appeal the case to a higher-level MS Court.