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Drew Carroll is a seasoned criminal defense attorney having successfully defended citizens accused of the spectrum of crimes ranging from capital murder to simple traffic offenses. Drew formed the Carroll Law Firm in January 2010 after deciding to transition his practice, as manager and lead trial counsel for the DUI/ Criminal Defense Practice at the Joye Law Firm, into his own Firm. Drew spent more than a decade with the Joye Firm, after being personally recruited to join that firm the by legendary DUI defense attorney and firm founder Reese Joye. Early on in his tenure with the Joye Firm, he shifted the focus of his practice to concentrate on the defense of Driving Under the Influence cases. Since that time, he has successfully defended more than a thousand clients charged with DUI.

In addition to hundreds of hours of education and training on defending DUI cases, Mr. Carroll has completed the breath-test courses on the operation of the DataMaster DMT and the BAC DataMaster offered by National Patent Analytical Systems, the manufacturer of the DataMaster breath testing device. He has also completed the NHTSA practitioner's course on Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and the (IACP) Drug Recognition and Evaluation Course. 

Mr. Carroll is a member of the Teaching Faculty of the prestigious National College for DUI Defense and a frequent lecturer on the defense of DUI cases and DUI and criminal law related issues in South Carolina. He has served as chairman of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' annual DUI Defense seminar for the past ten years; the premier DUI Defense training event for criminal defense lawyers in South Carolina. 

Though his practice is primarily devoted to the defense of DUI and DUI related charges, Mr. Carroll continues to successfully defend select non-DUI criminal cases in State and Summary courts in South Carolina. 

Mr. Carroll is a Past President of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the State's largest professional association of criminal defense lawyers. He is president of the Charleston County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is actively involved in the legislative process and serves as co-chairman of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Legislative Steering Committee. He is regularly involved with the drafting, debating and negotiating of proposed criminal justice legislation.


Contact info

Carroll Law Firm, LLC

44-C Markfield Drive
Charleston, SC, 29407-7908

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    19 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Dayne C. Phillips

    I endorse this lawyer. Drew is one of the best DUI defense attorneys in South Carolina. He is also a dedicated contributor to the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


    Dayne Phillips Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Paul Thurmond

    I endorse this lawyer. Drew has worked tirelessly on legislative issues that affect the criminal defense bar and more specifically DUI defense. He is an excellent lawyer. I have had the privilege of working with him on cases, both as a prosecutor and as counsel, for a co-defendant, and was simply impressed. He is knowledgeable and easy to talk with.


    Paul Thurmond DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


SCGood Standing199708/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Firm Manager and Lead Trial Counsel, Criminial Defense PracticeCarroll Law Firm2010 - Present
Manager, DUI and Criminal Defense PracticeJoye Law Firm1999 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College for DUI DefenseN/A2002 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionMemberN/A
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Charleston County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2009 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of South CarolinaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SC Bar Annual ConventionTrial By Machine: An Examination of Evidential Breath Testing in South Carolina2013
OACDL Advanced DUI Defense SeminarDeveloping Excellence in Your DUI Defense Practice2013
NCSC DUI/DWI SeminarDeveloping Excellence In You DUI Defense Paractice2012
NCDD Summer SessionCo-Leader Voir Dire Skills Session2012
NCDD Summer SessionCo Leader Closing Argument Skills Session2012
Capital Case Litigation InitiativePanel Discussion Plea Negotiations in Capital Cases2012
Public Defenders Best Practices SeminarDefending DUI Cases2011
NCDD Summer SessionCo-Leader Opening Statement Skills Session2011
NCDD Summer SessionCo Leader Cross Examination Skills Session2011
2011 Annual Spring Conference and SeminarEffective Use of an Investigator in a DUI Case2011
NCDD Summer SessionCo-Leader Cross Examination Skills Session2010
Annual ConventionDefending Prescription Drug DUI Cases2010
Summary Court Judges Annual TrainingCriminal Defenses2009
Elements and Defenses of South Carolina CrimesDUI Defenses2009
Summary Court Judges Annual TrainingCriminal Defenses2008
New World DUIThe New DUI Law2008
Summary Court Judges Annual TrainingCriminal Defenses2007