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About the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office

The Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office is the chief prosecuting agency for Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. Covering 3,200 square-miles of South Carolina’s renowned Lowcountry, we are the only five-county circuit in the state.

Our primary role is to prosecute all cases in General Sessions Court, certain misdemeanors in Magistrate’s Court and all criminal cases in Family Court. Each year, we prosecute approximately 5,000 cases.

Additionally, our office operates a number of prevention programs including pre-trial intervention, worthless check, alcohol education, traffic education, treatment-based courts and juvenile arbitration.

The office is led by the Solicitor, who is elected every four years. Solicitor Duffie Stone was appointed by the Governor in 2006. He was re-elected in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

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December update on Solicitor’s Office plan to reduce pandemic-fueled backlog

Measures taken after March 2020 to stem the spread of COVID-19 included shutdowns of many court operations, including jury trials. Unfortunately, crime continued unabated. The …

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Jasper County General Sessions list of matters for week of 12/6/2021

A list of potential matters for the Dec. 6-10 term of Jasper County General Sessions Court, the Honorable Bentley Price presiding. Please note this list …

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Allendale County General Sessions list of matters for week of 10/11/2021

A list of potential matters for the Nov. 29-Dec. 3 term of General Sessions court in Allendale County, Judge Carmen T. Mullen presiding. Please note …

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The Solicitor's Office in other news media

A collection of news stories involving the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and Solicitor Duffie Stone.

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Solicitor’s Office juvenile prosecutor wins award from U.S. Attorney’s Office

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Sept. 27, 2021) – A veteran Lowcountry prosecutor dedicated to managing a juvenile caseload in Family Court has received an award by …

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Solicitor’s Office, Hopeful Horizons call in national expert for domestic violence training

Battered women often underestimate the severity of the mistreatment they suffer and the likelihood their abusive partners eventually will kill them, a national authority told …

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SOVSC meeting agenda

The SOVSC, the 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that owns the property housing the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office headquarters in Okatie, S.C., will meet at 9:30 …

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Domestic Violence Advisory Committee

Solicitor Duffie Stone has been chairman of the S.C. Domestic Violence Advisory Committee since its inception in 2015. This multidisciplinary body was formed to decrease the incidences of domestic violence by developing an understanding of its causes, planning and implementing changes within agencies represented on the committee to stem domestic violence; and advising the governor and General Assembly on policies and practices that will prevent domestic violence.