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.

Mission Statement


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

Latest News

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Berkeley County Government Offices, Courthouse Closing at 2 p.m. TODAY, March 18

Jenna Ley JamisonMarch 18, 20211 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, March 18, 2021) – All Berkeley County Government Offices and the Courthouse will close at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, March 18 due to the threat of severe weather.…

Court Operations to Resume Normal Scheduling September 21

Court Operations to Resume Normal Scheduling September 21

Jenna Ley JamisonSeptember 16, 2020

Starting Monday, September 21, 2020, South Carolina court operations will resume normal scheduling and docket management, including in-person hearings in Circuit Court and Family Court, as well as General Sessions and Common Pleas…

Berkeley County Offices Closing at 2 p.m.

hmoldenhauerAugust 3, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (August 3, 2020) — All Berkeley County Offices will close at 2 p.m. Monday, August 3 due to Tropical Storm Isaias. This closure includes the Berkeley County Courthouse, Libraries, Animal…

County Courthouse Announces Reopening Plan

hmoldenhauerMay 26, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Tuesday, May 26, 2020) – Berkeley County Clerk of Court Leah Dupree announces the following reopening plan for the Berkeley County Courthouse. On June 1, Family Court will resume a…

Berkeley County Offices to Reopen to the Public May 20

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Friday, May 8, 2020) – Berkeley County Government buildings will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 20. The Voters Registration and Elections Office will be open to the public…

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