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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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9 ways SC should reform criminal justice, improve public trust

With criminal-justice reform now part of the public consciousness, Solicitor Stone puts forward a plan for South Carolina. It includes several points he and other …

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Stone talks criminal justice reform

Stone discusses prosecutions involving law enforcement officers

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Solicitor’s Office employees assist with tornado recovery

HAMPTON COUNTY, SC (April 17, 2020) — Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office employees are assisting the recovery from the tornado that ravaged parts of Hampton County …

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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 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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Stone to lead national association of prosecutors

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 …

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Stone testifies about internet safety in front of Senate Judiciary Committee

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 …

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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.