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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.

Latest Press Releases

Mutual-combat murder doctrine, argued by Solicitor Stone, now recognized state law

BEAUFORT, SC (February 7, 2020) – A rarely cited doctrine used by the 14th Circuit Solicitor to convict three defendants in the 2012 shooting death …

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Georgia woman sent to prison for DUI that killed passenger

RIDGELAND, SC (Feb. 13, 2020) – A Georgia woman whose 22-year-old passenger died after being ejected from her vehicle has been sent to prison. The driver, …

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Burglar who was subdued by homeowners sent to prison

WALTERBORO, SC (February 19, 2020) – A Walterboro man who was caught by homeowners in the act of burglarizing their home has been sent to …

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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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State’s first Justice Institute and Victims Services Center opens

Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone, left, introduces S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, who delivered the keynote address during Thursday’s grand opening of the 14th Circuit …

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Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force

Top Five Trending Schemes Solicitor Duffie Stone, in his role as president of the National District Attorneys Association, recently met with U.S. Department of Justice …

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

A veteran prosecutor dedicated to public safety in her community has received a leadership award by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Fourteenth Circuit Assistant Solicitor Tameaka …

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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.