DEF Unit

South Carolina law divides criminal offenses into classes based on the maximum sentence possible for each offense. Our “DEF” prosecutors handle cases involving class D, E, and F felony offenses in addition to any misdemeanor offenses falling in the jurisdiction of the Generals Sessions court. In simpler terms, our DEF team prosecutes those offenses that carry more than 30 days in jail and up to 10 years in prison. A wide range of offenses fall into these classifications, including property, victim, and traffic crimes. Our DEF team works diligently to obtain justice on thousands of offenses each year.

South Carolina law divides criminal offenses into classes based on the maximum sentence possible for each offense. Our “DEF” prosecutors handle cases involving class D, E, and F felony offenses in addition to any misdemeanor offenses falling in the jurisdiction of the Generals Sessions court. In simpler terms, our DEF team prosecutes those offenses that carry more than 30 days in jail and up to 10 years in prison. A wide range of offenses falls into these classifications, including property, victim, and traffic crimes. Our DEF team works diligently to obtain justice for thousands of offenses each year.

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16th Circuit Solicitor's Office
16th Circuit Solicitor's Office7 days ago

Yesterday, Derrick Cook was sentenced to eighteen years for breaking into a York County man’s house in the middle of the night and duct-taping and assaulting him.

Cook was scheduled for trial but pleaded guilty to a range of fifteen years...