The County Attorney's Office provides professional legal representation to County Council, the County as an entity, elected and appointed County officials and the County Departments in litigation either brought against the County or initiated by the County. The office also assists with prosecution of code violations, provides representation of the County before administrative and regulatory agencies, and provides legal advice and review for economic development and public finance matters. The County Attorney's Office also drafts, reviews and approves as to form legal documents including, contracts, deeds, leases, easements, pleadings, proclamations, resolutions, ordinances and policies and procedures for use by the County. Most criminal matters are prosecuted by the Solicitor’s Office.
No private representation is provided by the office.
If you need private representation, you may wish to contact the Lawyer Referral Service, which is sponsored by the South Carolina State Bar, at 800-868-2284 or South Carolina Legal Services, at 800-922-8176. The Public Defender’s Office provides criminal defense of indigents and can be reached at 864-596-2561.