§ 17-3-5 Definitions
§ 17-3-10 Persons entitled to counsel shall be so advised; when counsel shall be provided
§ 17-3-20 Appointment of counsel for indigents charged with murder; compensation
§ 17-3-30 Affidavit of inability to employ counsel; payment of indigent’s assets to state; application fee; waiver or reduction of fee; disposition of fee revenues; fund for screening applicants
§ 17-3-40 Creation of claim against assets and estate of person for whom counsel is provided
§ 17-3-45 Affidavit of assets of persons seeking appointed counsel; application fee; claim against assets and estate of person provided counsel
§ 17-3-50 Determination of fees for appointed counsel and public defenders; maximum amounts; authorization to exceed maximum; payment for certain services
§ 17-3-55 Carry-forward of unpaid obligations
§ 17-3-80 Appropriation for expenses of appointed private counsel and public defenders; restrictions and limitations
§ 17-3-85 Fiscal year-end disposition of unexpended appropriations for payment of private appointed counsel for counties without public defender corporations
§ 17-3-90 Vouchers for payment for services by private appointed counsel and for reimbursement of expenses; approval and submission for payment
§ 17-3-100 Discretionary authority of judge to appoint counsel is not limited; remuneration and reimbursement
§ 17-3-110 Power of Supreme Court to establish rules and regulations

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 17 > Chapter 3 > Article 1

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Commission: means the Commission on Indigent Defense. See South Carolina Code 17-3-5
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • 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.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.