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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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Hardeeville man gets 18 years in 2016 killing

A 22-year-old Hardeeville man who shot and killed a fellow Jasper County resident in 2016 is headed to prison. Kelly Lamont Anderson pleaded guilty Friday …

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Hilton Head man sentenced for two DUIs, including one that killed doctor on Cross Island Parkway

BEAUFORT, SC (November 18, 2019) – A Hilton Head Island man charged in the fatal DUI crash that killed a Hilton Head doctor on the …

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Hilton Head man sentenced for broad-daylight shooting in Coligny

BEAUFORT, SC (November 6, 2019) – A Hilton Head Island man who shot a 17-year-old acquaintance in broad daylight as he walked along a busy …

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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 gang association recognizes Solicitor’s Office for work in RICO case

The South Carolina Gang Investigators Association has recognized the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office for its role in helping to take down street gangs in Colleton County. Solicitor’s Office Investigator …

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Running in Saturday’s Hilton Head Marathon? Please thank these public-safety employees

As an avid runner, I am fortuante to partake in a number of running events on and around Hilton Head Island each year.  At many …

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Hurricane postpones Solicitor’s Cup 5K race

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Solicitor’s Cup 5K will be postponed until further notice. Originally scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Buckwalter …

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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.