Second Judicial Circuit Public Defender

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

Bamberg Office
Bamberg County Courthouse
2959 Main Highway
Bamberg, SC 29003


Barnwell Office
Barnwell County Courthouse
141 Main Street
Barnwell, SC 29812
(803) 541-1129

How to Apply


a. Jail: the Public Defenders Office  will visit the jail and screen the individual.
b. Out on bond:
Aiken:
     i. General Sessions: apply at the Public Defender's Office. Go to 211 York St.
           NE. Aiken, SC 29802. The appliation fee is $40 (cash only, non-refundable). Please call 803
          642-1732 prior to visit. Below is a link to a list of documentation required to apply (if you do not have
proof of income, go
          to www.ssa.gov and print out an income report)
      ii. Magistrate/ Municipal Court: Submit a request to the magistrate that a Public
           Defender represent you on your court date.




Bamberg:
Apply at Magistrate's Office.  

The Honorable Richard Craig Threatt 
Bamberg, SC 29003
Office: (803) 245-3016 
Fax: (803) 245-3085

Barnwell:
Apply at Clerk of Court.

Address: 141 Main St, Barnwell, SC 29812
Phone: (803) 541-1020


Please download the following list of documents you must bring with you to apply for a public defender:
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