If you or a loved one were injured by violence, such as:
Felony DUI w/bodily injury
Felony DUI w/death
The crime must be a criminal offense.
We may be able to help you put the pieces back together.
Contact Colleton Co. Victim's Advocate.
Important Contact Numbers
Colleton County Sheriff Office 843-549-2211
Victim/Witness Advocate 843-549-2211 Ext. 2055
Criminal Domestic Violence Hotline 843-782-3208
The Department of Social Services 843-549-1894
14th Solicitor Victim/Witness Advocate 843-549-7193
Solicitor's Office 843-549-2192
The Department of Juvenile Justice 843-549-1509
Rape Crisis Center 1-800-637-7273
Department of Mental Health 843-549-1551
Department of Probation and Parole 843-549-5333
South Carolina Dept. of Corrections 1-800-835-0304
Drug and Gang Tip Hotline 843-549-6530
Crime Stoppers of the Low Country 1-800-222-8477
CODA 24 Hour Crisis Line 1-800-868-2632
Statewide Victim Assistance Numbers
SC Victim Assistance Network
843-750-1200 or 888-852-1900
Governor's Officer Div. of Victim Assistance / Crime Victims Compensation 843-734-1900 or 800-220-5370
The State Dept. of Social Services 803-735-7222
Lynette Fryar, Victims Advocate
phone: 843-549-2211 ext 2055
South Carolina Crime Victims' Responsibilities
You must provide a law enforcement agency with:
Your Legal Name
Current Mailing Address
Current Phone Number
A Victim who wishes to receive restitution must provide the following:
An itemized list which includes:
A. Value of property stolen, damaged or destroyed
B. Property recovered
C. Medical expenses, counseling expenses or both
D. Income loss as a result of the offense
E. Out of Pocket expenses incurred as a result of the offense
F. Other financial losses that may have been incurred
G. Itemization of financial recovery from insurance, victim's compensation fund, or other sources
The items may be included in a written victim impact statement. A victim who wishes to present for any pleas, trial or sentencing must: Notify the prosecuting agency of his/her desire to be present (may be included in a written victim impact statement).
A Victim who wishes to submit a written victim impact statement must provide it to the prosecuting agency or summary court judge within appropriate time limits set by the prosecuting agency or summary court judge. A Victim who wishes to make an oral victim impact statement to the court at sentencing must notify the prosecuting agency or summary court judge in advance of sentencing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Victim Impact Statement?
A form designed to help protect the rights of crime victims in the SC Criminal Justice System which becomes a part of court records. The statemetn contains offender information, victim information and notification information.
What if I am harassed?
Immediately contact the appropriate Police Department or Sheriff's Office. In case of an emergency call, 911.
What to do about restitution?
A Victim must provide to the Solicitor's Office or the Court a list of the property that was stolen, damaged, destroyed or recovered, medical expenses, income lost as a result of the crime, and any financial recovery from insurance or compensation (may be included in a written impact statement).
Who is eligible for compensation?
Victims and witnesses of a crime who meet the requirements are eligible for compensation from State Office of Victim Assistance.
Contact your local Victim's Advocate to discuss your eligibility or to qualify.
Call Colleton County Sheriff's Office: 843-549-2211 EXT 2055
South Carolina Crime Victims' Constitutional Rights
To preserve and protect victims' rights to justice and due process regardless of race, sex, age, religion, economic, status, victims of crime have the right to:
The Colleton County Sheriff's Office Victim/Witness Assistance Program is dedicated to assisting and providing services to victims and witnesses. Our specialized staff realize the devastating effects that a criminal act has on a victim or witness.
The Victim/Witness Assistance Program provides services to victims and witnesses from the time the crime occurs, during the investigation and through participation in the criminal justice system.
Colleton County Sheriff's Office
112 S. Miller Street Walterboro, SC 29488
Main Phone: (843)549-2211 • Fax: (843)549-1449
Non-Emergency Number (Dispatch): (843)782-4420
EMERGENCY SERVICE: DIAL 911
Criminal Domestic Violence Hotline
Sheriffs Office Address: 112 S. Miller St. ,P.O. BOX 433, Walterboro, SC 29488 Phone: 843-549-2211 Fax: 843-549-1449
CID Office Address: 208 W Washington St. Walterboro, SC 29488 Phone: 843-549-1203 Fax: 843-549-1967
Civil Process-Warrants 112 S. Miller St. Walterboro, SC 29488 Phone: 843-549-1964 Fax: 843-549-7407
Detention Center 22 Klein St. Walterboro, SC 29488 Phone: 843-549-5742 Fax: 843-549-4321
Dispatch Center 112 Simmons St. Walterboro, SC 29488 Phone: 843-782-4420 Fax: 843-549-7791
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