WHAT IS A SOLICITOR?
South Carolina is comprised of 16 judicial circuits. Each circuit consists of two to five counties and each circuit has it’s own Solicitor. The Office of Solicitor is a constitutional office elected by voters within the circuit for a term of four years. In many states, this position is referred to as the District Attorney. The Solicitor ensures prosecutions are processed orderly and efficiently, assigning cases and advising attorneys as the Chief Prosecuting Attorney.
South Carolina Solicitors administer administrative and diversion programs as alternatives to traditional court processes such as Pre-Trial Intervention, the Worthless Check program and Alcohol Education. These programs, along with several others, are very effective in helping individuals get on the right track.