Attorneys in the Criminal Appeals Division represent the State in criminal appeals and other criminal proceedings in the Supreme Court of Mississippi, the Court of Appeals of Mississippi, and the Supreme Court of the United States, and also represent the State’s interest in extradition matters.
By law the Attorney General’s Office is prohibited from defending or consulting, advising, or counseling with anyone who has been charged with a crime. If you have been charged with a crime, you should seek the help of a criminal defense attorney. The Mississippi Bar has information on pro bono legal services that may be helpful.
Our Bureau of Victim Assistance is the point of contact for crime victims. For more information on BOVA, click here.
If you need assistance or have questions, contact BOVA by sending an email here, or calling 1-800-829-6766.
Death Penalty appeals can be long and confusing. The Attorney General's Office is committed to helping you and your family through the healking process with dignity and hope.
The Death Penalty Appeals Guide was created to help you understand the long, complicated, and sometimes frustrating process of death penalty appeals. It is meant to simplify the process and answer frequently asked questions. Overall, it can help you to track the progress of your family’s case as appeals advance through both State and Federal court systems.
Click here to get answers to the questions we get asked the most about the appeals process.
Ashley comes to the Attorney General’s Office after longtime service as a law clerk at the Court of Appeals of the State of Mississippi, where she served in the chambers of former Chief Judge L. Joseph Lee and Judge David Neil McCarty. She served in that capacity for over seventeen years. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College and a J.D. from the University of Mississippi.