Welcome to FindLaw's comprehensive and legalese-free guide to the criminal laws of Mississippi, covering a wide variety of crimes against individuals (homicide, harassment, assault, etc.), property crimes (theft, larceny), fraud (pyramid schemes, embezzlement), drug crimes, and more. In this section, you will find summaries of common crimes such as identity theft and marijuana possession, in addition to crimes that also cross over into other legal practice areas, such as domestic abuse (which also has a family law component). Each article has a link to the statute, information about penalties and sentences, defenses to the crime, and other important details. Click on a link below to learn more.