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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
Dorchester Mark A. Leiendecker
Circuit Public Defender
Tel: 843-821-9800
Fax: 843-871-0523
Email Contact
Summerville 
Dorchester Mary Lematty
Tel: 843-821-9800
Fax: 843-871-0523
Email Contact
Summerville 
Dorchester Alvin Biggs
Tel: 843-821-9800
Fax: 843-871-0523
Email Contact
Summerville 
Dorchester Ash Chisholm
Tel: 843-821-9800
Fax: 843-871-0523
Email Contact
Summerville 
Dorchester Mitchell Farley
Public Defender
Tel: 843-821-9800
Fax: 843-871-0523
Email Contact
Summerville 
Dorchester John Loy
Deputy Public Defender
Tel: 843-875-6111
Fax: 843-871-0523
Email Contact
Summerville 
Dorchester Gina McAlhany
Juvenile Public Defender
Tel: 843-832-8025
Fax: 843-875-5300
Email Contact
Summerville 
Dorchester Michelle Suggs
Tel: 843-821-9800
Fax: 843-871-0523
Email Contact
Summerville 
Dorchester Pierce Wehman
Tel: 843-821-9800
Fax:
Email Contact
Summerville