Criminal Defense

The Gruenloh Law firm believes that every citizen deserves a proper defense and we hold law enforcement to a high standard. Because of this, we provide representation for a wide variety of criminal matters multiple jurisdictions from traffic courts, municipal courts, magistrate courts, and general sessions. 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 handled:

DUI Defense

South Carolina has unique and complicated DUI laws that can lead to long term consequences. Our attorneys are well versed in the law and are up to date to the most recent changes. We will help you get your driver’s license back through administrative hearings. We will challenge all aspects of your arrest including Field Sobriety Tests and blood or breath tests. We will do everything in our power to avoid jail time, minimize fines, and other DUI consequences.

Criminal Offenses

Whether it is a General Sessions Felony Charge or Municipal/Magistrate misdemeanors, we will help you navigate the court system while aggressively defending your rights. Below is a list of some of the cases our attorneys have defended:

  • Assault & Battery
  • Alcohol Charges
  • Burglary, Theft, Shoplifting
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Charges
  • Department of Natural Resource Offenses
  • Gun Charges
  • Property Crimes
  • Probation/Parole Violations
  • And all other Felony & Misdemeanor crimes

Traffic Offenses

Traffic tickets and traffic points can seriously impact on your life. From fines, to points on your license, increased insurance premiums, and  even the suspension of your license, it is important to understand the hidden consequences of each traffic ticket. We think outside the box in order to provide you the best defense possible and to minimize the impact on your life.

Commercial Drivers’ License Defense

Possessing a Commercial Drivers’ License is a valuable resource you should vigorously protect. Being found guilty of a traffic offense may have serious consequences to your license and professional prospects. Our goal is to resolve your ticket while protecting your license so that you can maintain your employment and your ability to provide for yourself and your family.


Past convictions and arrests can have an adverse affect on your future. Certain arrests and convictions are eligible for expungement. We will evaluate your criminal record to determine if you are eligible under the statute and assist in cleaning your criminal record.

Parole Hearings

Are you or a loved one seeking parole? The parole hearing may be your one chance to seek early release from prison. It is critical that you are fully prepared to present your best case to the parole board. We will work with you and your family to build a compelling case on your behalf, working with outside experts if necessary. We may also find it beneficial to gather letters of support from friends and family, potential employers, and others. We will also work on creating the best opportunities for success upon your release. At the hearing,  we will present your case before the parole board, highlighting the strengths of your case in an effort to help you get an early release from prison.

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.