Criminal Defense

These days, the mere suggestion of impropriety can lead to criminal accusations. That is why the Gruenloh Law firm believes that every person deserves a proper defense where their rights are protected and law enforcement is held to a high standard. Because of this, we provide representation for a wide variety of criminal matters in multiple jurisdictions from traffic courts, municipal courts, magistrate courts, general sessions, and federal court.

Our goal and promise to our clients is that:

  • They will always be well-informed of their legal rights;
  • They will have a full understanding of the range of penalties which they face; and
  • They will receive the best, most affordable representation possible in order to be acquitted if they are innocent or receive the least severe punishment if they are not.

Here are some of the cases we handle

DUI/Implied Consent

South Carolina has unique and complicated DUI las that can lead to long term consequences, including license suspension and increased insurance rates. We will help you get your license back through the DMV administrative process. We will challenge all aspects of your arrest including the field sobriety tests, breath tests, and blood/urine tests. We will do everything in our power to help you avoid jail time, minimize fines, and other consequences of a DUI arrest.


Criminal Offenses

Whether it is a General Sessions Felony charge or a municipal/magistrate level misdemeanor, it is our goal to navigate you through the court system from arrest to bond hearing, to preliminary hearing, through discovery, and to trial, we will aggressively defend your rights while trying to provide you with the best outcome to your charges. Here is a list of the types of criminal charges we have experience handling:
  • Alcohol Charges
  • Animal abuse/neglect
  • Assault & Battery
  • Burglary, Theft, Shoplifting
  • Check charges/Banking offenses
  • Child abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Charges
  • Driving Offenses/CDL License Defense
  • Department of Natural Resource Offenses
  • Gun Charges
  • Federal Crimes
  • Property Crimes
  • Probation/Parole Violations
  • Traffic tickets
  • And all other state and federal Felony & Misdemeanor crimes

Expungements & Pardons

Do you have prior convictions and arrests that have had an adverse effect on your future? Certain arrests and convictions are eligible for expungement and/or pardons. We will evaluate your criminal record to determine if you are eligible under the statutes and assist cleaning your criminal record.


If you have been charged with a crime or have been ticketed for a traffic offense, contact our office so that we can get started defending your rights. Call (843) 577-0027 or send us an email for a free evaluation of your case.