Right to Counsel

Any person who is charged with an offense that carries the possibility of a jail sentence can apply for the services of a public defender. You may also receive an application at the clerk’s window at 1901 Boundary St. 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, or call 843-255-5056 or 5057. Services for indigent defense are provided by the 14th Circuit Public Defender’s Office, Attorney John Meyer III at 843-255-5806.