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The Office of the District Attorney is a statutory governmental entity in Mississippi and each other state in the United States. The Mississippi Code of 1972 as annotated and amended gives the authority for twenty-three district attorneys in the State of Mississippi. This Office of the District Attorney is in the Twenty-Second Circuit District which was formed in 1995. 


The mission of this office is to seek new ways in our ever-changing society to do our duty and seek justice:

  • To ensure that felony crimes are professionally investigated and presented for prosecution, without regard to favor or bias;

  • To counsel law enforcement in investigation, case preparation and presentation of the case in court;

  • To protect and serve victims and their families in an honest, fair and compassionate manner;

  • To advise and educate the public with respect to the operation of the criminal justice system and activities of the criminal element;

  • These duties are to be performed in a spirit of excellence, maintaining the highest degree of ethics and professionalism.

Daniella Shorter has upheld the mission of the Office of the District Attorney as an assistant district attorney for several years and since taking office as District Attorney in 2020. 

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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