THE ACLU DOES NOT ASSIST IN:
Family law including divorces, child custody or visitation
Denial of government benefits including worker's compensation, unemployment, social security, or food stamps
Challenges to convictions or prison sentences
Complaints about court-appointed attorneys.
Complaints about lawyers or judges
Cases that are too old
Cases that originate outside of South Carolina
Guidelines on requesting legal assistance
To evaluate your request, we need the following
- What happened.
- Dates, places, and the names of the people directly involved.
- How were your constitutional rights violated?
- What explanation, if any, was given for what happened?
- Why do you think this happened to you?
- What steps have you taken to solve the problem (filed an appeal or complaint with the parties involved or with any public agency or official, or any other organization)?
- To whom did you complain and where does the matter currently stand?
- What documentation do you have on the matter?
- Do you have an attorney assisting you with this matter? If so, he/she must contact us directly.
How to send your request to the ACLU of South Carolina