Right to Counsel

Any person charged with an offense that carries the possibility of a sentence of incarceration can apply for the services of a public defender. You may also receive an application at the Clerk’s window at 1901 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902. If you were arrested for an offense, you received a notice of your rights and an application at your bond hearing. If you wish to apply for the services of the Public Defender, please return the completed form to the Beaufort County Clerk of Court, 102 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC 29902 or call 843-255-5056 or 5057. Services for Indigent Defense is provided by the 14th Circuit Public Defender’s Office, Attorney David Bartholomew 843-255-5806.