<STRONG><STRONG>Uniform Rules of Circuit and County Court Practice
MISSISSIPPI COURT RULES
UNIFORM RULES OF CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURT PRACTICE

TABLE OF CONTENTS


RULE 1.01 DESIGNATION OF RULE NAME, PROPER CITATION,LOCATION OF
RULES APPLICABLE IN ALL PROCEEDINGS
RULE 1.02 COURT DECORUM
RULE 1.03 SANCTIONS
RULE 1.04 CAMERAS
RULE 1.05 INFORMATION ON EACH PLEADING AND MOTION
RULE 1.06 CORPORATIONS MUST BE REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL
RULE 1.07 SIGNING OF BONDS BY OFFICER OF COURT
RULE 1.08 SUBSTITUTION OF COPIES
RULE 1.09 COUNTY COURT USE OF CHANCERY COURT RULES
RULE 1.10 EARWIGGING PROHIBITED
RULE 1.11 PRESENTATION OF ORDERS TO THE COURT
RULE 1.12 REMOVAL OF RECORDS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK
RULE 1.13 WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL FROM A CASE
RULE 1.14 LOCAL PRACTICE
RULE 2.01 SUBPOENAS
RULE 2.02 SCOPE OF AUTHORITY OF COURT
RULE 2.03 RESCHEDULING TRIALS
RULE 2.04 DUTIES OF MOVANT
RULE 2.05 TRIAL BRIEFS
RULE 2.06 SERVICE OF COPIES AND CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
RULE 2.07 HABEAS CORPUS IN PRECONVICTION AND EXTRADITION MATTERS
RULE 3.01 PROMPT ATTENDANCE AND INFORMING COURT OF PRESENCE OF EXPERT WITNESSES
RULE 3.02 CONDUCT OF ATTORNEYS
RULE 3.03 NUMBER OF PETIT JURORS SUMMONED;
CIRCUIT AND COUNTY AND EMINENT DOMAIN COURT MAY USE SAME VENIRE
RULE 3.04 COMMUNICATION WITH JURY
RULE 3.05 VOIR DIRE
RULE 3.06 CONDUCT OF JURORS
RULE 3.07 JURY INSTRUCTIONS
RULE 3.08 DUTY OF BAILIFF
RULE 3.09 UNNECESSARY WITNESSES
RULE 3.10 JURY DELIBERATIONS AND VERDICT
RULE 3.11 JURY RECESS
RULE 3.12 MISTRIALS
RULE 3.13 ASSESSMENT OF COSTS UPON SETTLEMENT OF CASE
RULE 4.01 SCOPE OF CIVIL RULES
RULE 4.02 COST DEPOSIT
RULE 4.03 MOTION PRACTICE
RULE 4.04 DISCOVERY DEADLINES AND PRACTICE
RULE 4.05 JURY SELECTION PROCESS
RULE 5.01 APPEALS TO BE ON THE RECORD/EXCEPTIONS
RULE 5.02 DUTY TO MAKE RECORD
RULE 5.03 SCOPE OF APPEALS FROM ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES
RULE 5.04 NOTICE OF APPEAL
RULE 5.05 FILING OF RECORD IN APPEALS ON THE RECORD
RULE 5.06 BRIEFS ON APPEALS ON THE RECORD
RULE 5.07 PROCEDURE ON APPEALS BY TRIAL DE NOVO
RULE 5.08 SUPERSEDEAS
RULE 5.09 COST BOND
RULE 5.10 WRIT OF CERTIORARI
RULE 6.01 SCOPE OF RULES APPLICABLE ONLY IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
RULE 6.02 BAIL
RULE 6.03 INITIAL APPEARANCE
RULE 6.04 PRELIMINARY HEARING
RULE 6.05 WAIVER OF INITIAL APPEARANCE AND PRELIMINARY HEARING
RULE 6.06 CHANGE OF VENUE
RULE 6.07 ALL APPLICATIONS TO BE MADE BY MOTION
RULE 7.01 CHARGE TO THE GRAND JURY
RULE 7.02 GRAND JURY
RULE 7.03 GRAND JURY NOT TO DO CERTAIN THINGS
RULE 7.04 GRAND JURY SECRECY
RULE 7.05 RECALCITRANT WITNESSES BEFORE GRAND JURY
RULE 7.06 INDICTMENTS
RULE 7.07 MULTIPLE COUNT INDICTMENTS
RULE 7.08 JOINDER OF DEFENDANTS
RULE 7.09 AMENDMENT OF INDICTMENTS
RULE 8.01 ARRAIGNMENT
RULE 8.02 REVIEW OF BOND AND SETTING OF DEADLINES FOR PRETRIAL MOTIONS
RULE 8.03 DEFENDANT'S PRESENCE AT PLEA
RULE 8.04 ENTRY OF GUILTY PLEAS, PLEA BARGAINING,WITHDRAWAL OF GUILTY PLEAS
RULE 8.05 PRO SE DEFENDANTS
RULE 9.01 PRETRIAL PUBLICITY
RULE 9.02 TRIAL DOCKET
RULE 9.03 SEVERANCE
RULE 9.04 DISCOVERY
RULE 9.05 ALIBI DEFENSE DISCOVERY
RULE 9.06 COMPETENCE TO STAND TRIAL
RULE 9.07 INSANITY DEFENSE
RULE 9.08 OMNIBUS HEARING
RULE 10.01 JURY SELECTION
RULE 10.02 JURY SEQUESTRATION
RULE 10.03 OPENING AND CLOSING STATEMENT
RULE 10.04 BIFURCATED TRIALS
RULE 10.05 NEW TRIALS
RULE 11.01 SENTENCING
RULE 11.02 PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION AND REPORT
RULE 11.03 ENHANCEMENT OF PUNISHMENT
RULE 11.04 POST-CONVICTION FINES, PAYMENT OF FINES,AND INDIGENTS
RULE 11.05 ENTRY OF ORDER AND DUTY OF CLERK
RULE 12.01 POST-CONVICTION BAIL
RULE 12.02 APPEALS FROM JUSTICE OR MUNICIPAL COURT
RULE 12.03 APPEALS FROM COUNTY COURT
RULE 12.04 WRIT OF CERTIORARI
APPENDIX

SAMPLE CHARGE TO GRAND JURY

CHECKLIST FOR ACTION TAKEN AT OMNIBUS HEARING