How do I hire a public defender?

If you are financially unable to obtain adequate legal representation and you are a defendant in a criminal case, you can apply for a public defender. Staff presents to you upon arrival at the Georgetown County Detention Center or the City of Georgetown Police Department, an application determining whether or not you qualify for a public defender. In the event you do not apply at the County Detention Center or the City Police Department, call the Public Defender’s office 843-545-3671 to apply for legal counsel. Applications require a $40 non-refundable fee before processing and is only waived or reduced by the proper authorities under certain circumstances.

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1. Where do I obtain a passport application?
2. Where do I obtain a Notary Public application?
3. Where can I find a list of qualified bail bondsmen for Georgetown County?
4. How do I view a complete schedule of all criminal cases coming up for trial?
5. Does your office provide legal advice?
6. How do I hire a public defender?
7. How do I check on the status of my case? How do I discover the outcome of my case? How do I review case files?
8. How do I inquire about my case by telephone?
9. How do I review my file? How do I obtain copies of my file?
10. How do I obtain a criminal record report? Will your office complete a criminal background check?
11. What is "expunged?"
12. How do I know if my records are eligible for expunging?
13. How do I get my criminal record expunged?
14. How can I represent myself in court?