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-Practing DUI Defense in Horry, Georgetown and surrounding Counties for 13 years.

-2010 South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member of the Year recipient.

-Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense

-South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Benefactor

-Sponsored the first and only DataMaster DMT Seminar for attorneys in South Carolina.

-Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certified

-Attended National College for DUI Defense's Summer Seminar at Harvard Law School 2007-2011

Attended National College for DUI Defense's Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar 2010 and 2011

-Sponsored the Standardized Field Sobriety Test Student Training Course for attorneys in South Carolina.

-Presenter at the 1st and 3rd Annual Reese I. Joye Seminars sponsored by South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    18 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    18 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    18 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Charles Bateman

    Mr. Joye is a brilliant advocate who regularly brings his cutting-edge training and influence to his client's aid. He is my go-to resource for any friends or family that need help in the Grand Strand. Mr. Joye is also a great mentor for other lawyers in the area of DUI defense. Highly recommended!


    John Bateman DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Marcos M. Garza

    Scott is the "go to" lawyer when it comes to a criminal charge or DUI in the Murrells Inlet greater area. Without question, Scott enjoys a well-deserved national reputation as an outstanding, stop-at-nothing to get a great result for his clients, grade "A" lawyer. Without question or reservation, I would trust Scott to handle a family member or loved one's case in South Carolina and I have routinely referred cases to him, knowing that I will receive a return phone call and thank you later from the client whom I have have referred. You can not go wrong by seeking representation from this nationally known and respected attorney.


    Marcos Garza DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

3575 Highway 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576


SCGood Standing199603/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2010 Member of the YearSouth Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2010
DataMaster DMT Training Course Certificate of CompletionSCACDL2010
Certificate of Training in Standardized Field Sobriety TestingLaPiere & Associates; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Guildines2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Solicitor (Assistant District Attorney)14th Circuit Solicitor's Office1997 - 1998
Law ClerkSouth Carolina Circuit Court1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseSustaining Member2006 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBenefactor2001 - Present
Cole-Huff South Carolina DUI GroupMember2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1997 - Present
South Carolina Association for Justice, Criminal Law SectionMember1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
South Carolina Post Conviction Relief Manual, Second EditionEditorial Board and Contributing Author2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Francis Marion UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Reese I Joye DUI SeminarCollateral Consequences of DUI Charge and/or Conviction2011
Reese I Joye Annual DUI SeminarNuts and Bolts of the DUI Case2008