Lucas Marchant is that candidate.
Act in best interest of the circuit
As your Solicitor, I will act in the best interest of this circuit and its citizens. I will apply equal and uniform application of the laws to all people. Victims and suspects should be treated equally regardless of wealth, social status, race, gender or position in the community.
I will listen to you, our citizens and I will increase transparency to the courts and the office. I will collaborate with government and outside agencies for the safety, protection, and betterment of our community.
I will demonstrate my dedication to the office by being actively involved in trying cases, making decisions, and leading the operations of the Solicitor’s Office.
I will always serve with the community’s best interest in mind.
As your Solicitor, I promise to protect the citizens of Greenville and Pickens counties. I will stand firm against violent crimes and repeat offenders with stiffer sentences. I will be innovative in the war against drugs and the opioid crisis.
Nearly every crime that is committed can be traced back to drugs in some form or fashion. We must address this to ensure safety and peace in our wonderful communities. We cannot win this battle alone. Law enforcement needs to be equipped with the tools and the resources they need to take action and break the cycle.
That is why one of my plans is to establish a multi-agency task force to address the narcotics issues in our counties. With designated prosecutors we will form a task force to combine the resources of all local law enforcement agencies to work creatively with each other through this office to combat the drug trade.
Reduce Taxpayer Waste
I will reduce the pending case docket and the amount of time it takes to resolve a case. The county detention centers are overcrowded and individuals awaiting resolution of their cases are spending far too long in the detention center before their cases are resolved. Greenville and Pickens County Councils have recognized and identified the need for increased staffing support, even with increased support the trend is clear and alarming.
When the number of cases pending in the circuit increased nearly 35% the last decade, there is a problem.
When the average number of days it takes to resolve a case has increased nearly 50% in the last decade, there is a problem.
When there are over 1000 accused waiting in the detention centers at the costs of over $58 per day per inmate, there is a problem.
In one recent instance an accused sat in jail for nearly two years. When his case came to trial it was dismissed.
The victim, the taxpayer and the community all win by having swift justice. It’s time to make this a priority.
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