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
HAMPTON, SC (Feb. 5, 2020) — A Walterboro man who pistol whipped a store clerk and fired multiple shots while stealing money from a convenience …
BEAUFORT, SC (Jan. 24, 2020) – A 48-year-old Lady’s Island man has been convicted of harassing an ex-girlfriend. Jason John Owen, 48, was found guilty …
WALTERBORO, SC (January 22, 2020) – A Colleton County man has been convicted of fondling a young relative in 2018, only months after his release …
The Solicitor's Office in other news media
A collection of news stories involving the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and Solicitor Duffie Stone.
Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone has been named the 68th president of the National District Attorneys Association. Formed in 1950, the NDAA has more than 5,100 …
Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone and President-Elect of the National District Attorneys Association appeared today before the Senate Judiciary Committee on ways to make the …
The 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office marked accomplishments on many fronts in 2018. However, any apt recap of the past year is necessarily headlined by our …
Position Papers & Court Documents
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.