Are Public Defenders real attorneys?
Yes. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who have completed law school and are admitted to the South Carolina Bar.

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1. What is a Public Defender?
2. Are Public Defenders real attorneys?
3. Can I obtain a public defender to file for divorce, arrange child support, or solve landlord/tenant problems?
4. How do I obtain the services of a Public Defender?
5. What do I need to bring with me to the Public Defender’s Office at the time of my qualification/interview?
6. If I am in jail, how do I contact the Public Defender’s Office?
7. I’m thinking about hiring a private attorney to represent me. I don’t need a public defender, do I?
8. How can I help my Public Defender?
9. Will the Public Defender’s Office expunge my record?