The South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers was founded in 1992. Members of the organization practice criminal defense in both federal and state court and include private attorneys and public defenders. The organization advocates for the profession and sponsors Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars throughout the year.
Membership in SCACDL is open to South Carolina criminal defense attorneys who are actively engaged in representing individuals charged with criminal offenses in either state or federal court. Associate membership is open to individuals that support criminal defense attorneys such as paralegals, investigators and expert witnesses. Prosecutors and judges are not eligible to join or remain in SCACDL.
To join, the applicant must certify that he or she supports the purpose the purposes of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, is committed to the fair administration of criminal justice and the defense of individuals accused of crime. Sustaining members and benefactor members receive special recognition.
Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in South Carolina which includes both SCACDL members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a criminal defense attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the SCACDL and other professional associations. This includes recognition for SCACDL members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the SCACDL.
Use this directory to find a South Carolina criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.