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The South Carolina Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist

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In South Carolina, the Public Defender System is a county based system. The Bar Association of each county organizes a non profit corporation known as a Defender Corporation, elects members to its board of directors, and establishes a public defender office to serve that county. The Board of Directors is responsible for selecting the Public Defender who serves either at the pleasure of the Board or enters into a contract with the Board for a specific amount of time. The Defender Corporations are independent of the State but receive funding from the State via the Office of Indigent Defense, and from the local county. In some cases, the Bar Associations of two or more counties have joined to create a Corporation which serves their multiple counties.

Public Defenders
County Attorney Contact Office
Cherokee Clay T. Allen
Circuit Public Defender
Tel: 864-596-2561
Fax: 864-596-2284
Email Contact
Spartanburg 
Cherokee Don A. Thompson
Public Defender
Tel: 864-487-6201
Fax: 864-487-6200
Email Contact
Gaffney 
Cherokee Michael Berry
Assistant Public Defender
Tel: 864-487-6201
Fax: 864-487-6200
Email Contact
Gaffney