2nd Judicial Circuit Public Defender

Aiken Office
211 York Street, NE
Aiken, SC  29802
(803) 642-1732

Barnwell Office
Barnwell County Courthouse
141 Main Street
Barnwell SC 29812
(803) 259-1129

Mission Statement
The 2nd Circuit Public Defender is mandated by state law and the Constitution to provide competent, effective and ethical legal representation to people unable to afford private counsel in certain kinds of cases where life or liberty issues are at stake.
We continue to strive to protect the rights of the county citizens and to guarantee that they receive equal protection under the law. 

Services we provide

Attorneys from the Public Defender office are court appointed to represent: 

            Defendants accused of crimes in misdemeanor and felony cases.
            Juveniles in delinquency cases.
            Mentally disabled individuals facing criminal charges.

These legal services are provided in a cost effective manner and at the same time ensure that the criminal justice system operates efficiently, and as much as possible, achieves just results for Public Defender clients.