As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) "Commission" means the Commission on Indigent Defense.

Terms Used In South Carolina Code 17-3-5

  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Circuit public defender: means the head of a public defender office providing indigent defense representation within a given judicial circuit of this State. See South Carolina Code 17-3-5
  • Circuit public defender office: means the office of one of the several circuit public defenders. See South Carolina Code 17-3-5
  • Commission: means the Commission on Indigent Defense. See South Carolina Code 17-3-5
  • Public defender: means an attorney who is employed in a circuit public defender office or who represents an indigent person pursuant to a contractual arrangement with a circuit public defender office. See South Carolina Code 17-3-5
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.

(2) "Division of Appellate Defense" includes all attorneys and employees in the division.

(3) "Assistant public defender" means an attorney who is employed by a circuit public defender office.

(4) "Circuit public defender" means the head of a public defender office providing indigent defense representation within a given judicial circuit of this State.

(5) "Circuit public defender office" means the office of one of the several circuit public defenders.

(6) "Public defender" means an attorney who is employed in a circuit public defender office or who represents an indigent person pursuant to a contractual arrangement with a circuit public defender office.

(7) "Administering county" means the county within each circuit with which the circuit public defender has an agreement for the administering of indigent defense funds distributed from the State and the counties within the circuit for the provision of indigent defender services within each circuit.

(8) "Chief county public defender" means a public defender appointed by the circuit public defender to assist in managing, supervising, and providing indigent defense representation in one or more assigned counties within the circuit.