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Legal Information: Mississippi

Mississippi Crimes

Laws current as of
July 3, 2024

Crimes

Even if you do not qualify for a protective order, the abuser may have committed a crime. If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court. Remember that even if you do have a protective order, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.

In our Abuse Using Technology section, you can learn the types of behaviors that are considered a misuse of technology. Some of these behaviors might be recognized as a crime depending on the specific laws of your state.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Mississippi?
If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Mississippi?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Mississippi?

Here is a list of some possible crimes in Mississippi that the abuser may have committed. You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:

If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Mississippi?

The Mississippi Crime Victim Compensation Division provides financial assistance to victims of crime and their family members. The goal of the division is to provide a method of compensating and assisting those persons who are innocent victims of criminal acts and who suffer bodily injury or death. In addition, the Division provides information referrals and advocacy outreach programs. You can also call them at 601-359-6766.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections lists the Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights as well as information on how to register for the VINE program, which allows a crime victim to be notified prior to an inmate’s release.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Abuse Victims Charged with Crimes page.

Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.