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South CarolinaJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Dorchester County, South Carolina

In the juvenile justice system in Dorchester County, South Carolina, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Dorchester County, South Carolina, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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Russell D. Hilton

Russell D. Hilton
Russell D. Hilton, Attorney at Law, LLC
104 South Pine Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Licensed for 16 years, Russell D. Hilton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Russell A DeMott

Russell A DeMott
DeMott Law Firm, P.A.
1520 Trolley Rd.Ste.A Suite A
Berkeley, SC 29485
Licensed for 16 years, Russell A DeMott is a Criminal Defense and Consumer Law lawyer... read more >

Randall L Charpia

Randall L Charpia
Charpia Law Firm, LLC
300 N. Cedar St. Suite A
Charleston, SC 29483
Licensed for 13 years, Randall L Charpia is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Alan Leiendecker

Mark Alan Leiendecker
Mark A. Leiendecker, LLC
610 N. Cedar St.
Summerville, SC 29483
Licensed for 29 years, Mark Alan Leiendecker is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert Douglas Robbins

Robert Douglas Robbins
Robert D. Robbins, Attorney at Law, LLC
110 N. Main St.
Charleston, SC 29483
Licensed for 34 years, Robert Douglas Robbins is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael Dean Coleman

Michael Dean Coleman
107 West 7th N. St.
Charleston, SC 29483
Licensed for 21 years, Michael Dean Coleman is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Scott Bischoff

Scott Bischoff
107 W. 6th N. Street
Dorchester, SC 29483
Scott Bischoff is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mitchel Edward Farley

Mitchel Edward Farley
First Circuit Public Defender
107 W. 6th North St.
Dorchester, SC 29483
Licensed for 14 years, Mitchel Edward Farley is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mary P LeMatty

Mary P LeMatty
First Circuit Public Defender
107 W. 6th North St.
Summerville, SC 29483
Mary P LeMatty is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Matthew Loy

John Matthew Loy
First Circuit Public Defender
107 W. 6th North St.
Summerville, SC 29483
Licensed for 33 years, John Matthew Loy is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Chelsea Brooke McNeill

Chelsea Brooke McNeill
Fourth Circuit Public Defender
107 W. 6th Street Suite 100
Summerville, SC 29483
Chelsea Brooke McNeill is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michelle Ranee Suggs

Michelle Ranee Suggs
First Circuit Public Defender
107 W. 6th N. St. Suite 100
Summerville, SC 29483
Licensed for 22 years, Michelle Ranee Suggs is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Susan Gail Williams

Susan Gail Williams
Richland County School District One
107 West 8th North St.
Summerville, SC 29483
Licensed for 38 years, Susan Gail Williams is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The SCACDL advocates for the criminal defense profession and sponsors Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars throughout the year.


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