To protect and serve the citizens of Berkeley County through the ethical, vigorous and impartial enforcement of the criminal laws of the State of South Carolina, while seeking to improve the safety and quality of life for our citizens and our communities. In addition to traditional methods of prosecuting criminal offenders, this office also maintains a Pre-Trial Intervention program for first time, non-violent adult offenders, as well as Juvenile Arbitration and Diversion programs for juvenile offenders.

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Department Functions

The Solicitor, a state constitutional officer, directs the operation of the office in a designated judicial circuit.
The Solicitor ensures prosecutions are processed by organizing an orderly, efficient flow of cases, assigning cases to attorneys, advising attorneys on cases assigned, monitoring status of pending cases and supervising personnel.

Charleston and Berkeley counties make up South Carolina's Ninth Judicial Circuit. The Solicitor is elected for a four-year term and has offices provided by each county.
This Office Does:

  • Prosecute all criminal Cases in the circuit's Court of General Sessions
  • Adjudicate criminal cases in Family Court (Juvenile)
  • Administer the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) Program
  • Administer the Victim-Witness Assistance Program

This Office Does Not:

  • Prosecute Civil Cases
  • Accept Child Support Payments
  • Handle Divorce Cases

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Emergency Response Vehicles Delayed in Berkeley County Throughout Ian

Emergency Response Vehicles Delayed in Berkeley County Throughout Ian

Jenna Ley JamisonSep 30, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, September 30, 2022) – Emergency responses across Berkeley County are currently delayed. Due to high winds, high-profile vehicles (i.e. ambulances, fire trucks, and utility vehicles) are periodically suspended…

Berkeley County to Partially Activate Emergency Operations Center Friday, Sept. 30

Berkeley County to Partially Activate Emergency Operations Center Friday, Sept. 30

Jenna Ley JamisonSep 29, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, September 29, 2022) – Berkeley County will move from OPCON 3 to OPCON 2 at 6 a.m. on Friday, September 30, partially activating its Emergency Operations Center (EOC).…

Berkeley County Government Announces Office Closures Ahead of Hurricane Ian

Berkeley County Government Announces Office Closures Ahead of Hurricane Ian

Jenna Ley JamisonSep 28, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, September 28, 2022) – Berkeley County is under a Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning as Hurricane Ian inches closer to South Carolina. A watch does NOT mean…

Berkeley County Announces Candidate Filing Info. for 2022 General Election

Berkeley County Announces Candidate Filing Info. for 2022 General Election

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, March 7, 2022) – Any candidate who is seeking a political party’s nomination for a local, state or federal seat in the 2022 General Election may file for…

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