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Legal Defense

While the MBCI Attorney General's office represents the Tribal Government and its various agencies and enterprises, Legal Defense is the people's law firm. Legal Defense represent individual Tribal members in Choctaw Tribal Court, Federal Courts and the Municipal, Justice, Chancery and Circuit Courts of Mississippi. In addition, Legal Defense responds to numerous requests for counsel and advice by Tribal members. Priority cases are felony criminal cases, consumer matters and those affecting Tribal jurisdiction and enrollment. Criminal cases handled include felonies (manslaughter, murder, rape, DUIs, burglary, possession/sale of drugs, etc.) and misdemeanors (assault, trespassing, shoplifting, etc.). Civil cases handled include matters concerning consumer law (collections, repossessions, etc.), family law (divorce, adoption, custody, child support, etc.), Indian law (blood quantum, enrollment, jurisdiction, Indian Child Welfare Act, etc.), youth law, wills and estates and other types of noncriminal cases.