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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
Allendale Gene G. Hood
Circuit Public Defender
Tel: 843-255-5000
Fax: 843-255-9493
Email Contact
Beaufort 
Allendale Stephen Plexico
Public Defender
Tel: 803-943-7525
Fax: 803-943-7549
Email Contact
Hampton 
Allendale Robert Hughes
Public Defender
Tel: 803-943-7525
Fax:
Email Contact
Hampton 
Allendale Stephenie Smart Gittings
Public Defender
Tel: 803-943-7525
Fax:
Email Contact
Hampton