The Hinds County District Attorney’s office prosecutes all persons who commit violent crimes in Hinds County, Mississippi, seeking justice on behalf of victims, and their families.
One of the most serious responsibilities of the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office is to bring justice to, and hold accountable, those who take the lives of others, or who cause serious bodily injury to our citizens.
The Hinds County District Attorney’s Office utilizes its most experienced prosecutors to prosecute all homicides and violent crimes, seeking justice on behalf of the victims, their loved ones, and their families. The Hinds County District Attorney’s Office pursues all violent crime cases to the fullest extent of the law, ensuring justice for victims and the future safety and security of the community at large.
Throughout the prosecution of violent crimes, the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office communicates with victims and their families at every step of the criminal justice process.
In recent years, gun violence has been a plague in Hinds County, Mississippi, which includes the City of Jackson, the capital city of the State of Mississippi.
In response, the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office has prioritized prosecuting cases involving gun violence. The Violent Crimes Division of the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office reviews all cases where convicted felons are found in possession of a firearm.
Extensive background checks are done on violators to determine the danger they present to the community and each repeat offender’s inherent disregard for the law. The Gun Violence Division of the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office evaluates each convicted felon in possession of a firearm case individually to determine the right outcome for the community, and whether to enhance offenders’ sentencing through habitual offender status, prosecuting each case accordingly.
Additionally, the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office works closely with its federal partners to get both violent, dangerous gun offenders and illegal guns off the streets of Jackson, Mississippi, and Hinds County, Mississippi, as a whole.
For more informaiton about the Violent Crime Division, please contact ADA Kurt Guthrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.