In addition to Federal and State Statures, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen establish the laws, policies and procedures that govern the city. New laws have a 30 days grace period before enforcement. Municipal Courts have jurisdiction over cases involving violations of local ordinances. Throughout Moss Point these local ordinances cover a wide range of local topics and concerns. Although violations of municipal ordinances are not normally associated with criminal conduct, the burden on the city to obtain a conviction is still based upon proof beyond a reasonable doubt.