Welcome to the Tenth Circuit Public Defender’s Office
The Tenth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina includes Anderson and Oconee counties. This office provides criminal defense services to persons charged with misdemeanor and/or felony crimes whom are not able to afford to hire an attorney. Our mission is to provide quality legal representation in an effective and efficient manner to indigent defendants in Anderson and Oconee counties. We are advocates for the poor and we fight to assure that our legal system is fair to all.
We have created this website to enhance your understanding and appreciation of the job performed by the men and women of the Office of the Public Defender. Hopefully, you will also gain an understanding of your basic rights and how to conduct yourself when contacted by law enforcement to best protect yourself. Here you will find information not only about how we help protect the rights of those who cannot afford an attorney, but also about other services we offer to the community.
Please feel free to contact us should you have comments or questions.
Hervery B. O. Young