Hampton County Public Defenders Office 302 Lee Avenue Hampton SC 29924 803-914-2240
Colleton County Public Defenders Office 115A Benson St Walterboro SC 29488 25.8 miles from Hampton 843-549-2842
Beaufort County Public Defenders Office 1905 Duke Street Beaufort SC 29902 38.7 miles from Hampton 843-470-4525
Orangeburg County Public Defenders Office 190 Gibson Street Orangeburg SC 29115 45.4 miles from Hampton 803-536-5682
A public defender is an attorney who represents people who cannot afford to hire legal representation. Public defenders also represent juveniles, people facing civil commitment, and others who need legal advocacy but cannot afford an attorney. Public defenders are appointed by the court.
Public defenders keep records on their cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents. Some of these records are available to the public.