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Calvin Andrew Carroll

DUI and DWI Attorney at Charleston, SC

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Drew Carroll, C. Andrew Carroll

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Calvin

Learn Calvin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    90%
    Drew has sucessfully defended hundreds of DUI cases. He is one of the most highly trained DUI defense layers in SC. He is trained in administering Field Sobriety Tests and has been trained on the DataMaster DMT and the BAC DataMaster.

    27 years

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    Drew has successfuly defended the full spectrum of criminal cases from Capital Murder to simple Traffic Offences. He has a wealth of trial experience, and is an aggressive advocate both in trial and pre-trial negotiations.

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.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Carroll Law Firm, LLC
44-C Markfield Drive
Charleston, SC, 29407-7908

Reviews

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Posted by JJ | November 16, 2012
DUI/DWI
Mr. Drew Carroll and his paralegal team are not only awesome but THE BEST! His legal fees might be a little higher than other firms, but believe me you get what you pay for, and the results we got (and others I know) were very favorable. From the first phone call his team of experts is with you every step of the process. Most importantly Mr. Carroll is a extremely knowledgable & compassionate attorney with professionalism and ethics second to none. Remember he specializes in DUI/DWI and knows the legal system, DAs and police like no other attorney. I promise you won't be disappointed with the firm's services.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2012
Ousmtstanding Attorney and Stadd
Andrew Caroll is the best attorney for TriCounty and SC. Him and his staff and extremely knowledgeable, professional, persistent, and trustworthy. I was arrested for DUI 1st offense and opens container. I admit that I was extremely scared, worried, and embarrassed. His staff put my worries at ease. He kept me aware of ever step in the case. He got my car reduced to reckless driving. The day I was supposed to go to court he called me at 2pm and told be it was over and I didn't have to go. I highly recommend him as an attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Firm Manager and Lead Trial Counsel, Criminial Defense Practice
  • Carroll Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Manager, DUI and Criminal Defense Practice
  • Joye Law Firm
  • 1999 - 2010

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of South Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • SC Bar Annual Convention
  • Trial By Machine: An Examination of Evidential Breath Testing in South Carolina
  • 2013
  • OACDL Advanced DUI Defense Seminar
  • Developing Excellence in Your DUI Defense Practice
  • 2013
  • NCSC DUI/DWI Seminar
  • Developing Excellence In You DUI Defense Paractice
  • 2012
  • NCDD Summer Session
  • Co-Leader Voir Dire Skills Session
  • 2012
  • NCDD Summer Session
  • Co Leader Closing Argument Skills Session
  • 2012
  • Capital Case Litigation Initiative
  • Panel Discussion Plea Negotiations in Capital Cases
  • 2012
  • Public Defenders Best Practices Seminar
  • Defending DUI Cases
  • 2011
  • NCDD Summer Session
  • Co-Leader Opening Statement Skills Session
  • 2011
  • NCDD Summer Session
  • Co Leader Cross Examination Skills Session
  • 2011
  • 2011 Annual Spring Conference and Seminar
  • Effective Use of an Investigator in a DUI Case
  • 2011
  • NCDD Summer Session
  • Co-Leader Cross Examination Skills Session
  • 2010
  • Annual Convention
  • Defending Prescription Drug DUI Cases
  • 2010
  • Summary Court Judges Annual Training
  • Criminal Defenses
  • 2009
  • Elements and Defenses of South Carolina Crimes
  • DUI Defenses
  • 2009
  • Summary Court Judges Annual Training
  • Criminal Defenses
  • 2008
  • New World DUI
  • The New DUI Law
  • 2008
  • Summary Court Judges Annual Training
  • Criminal Defenses
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (5)
Endorse Calvin
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Drew and I met as young lawyers at an advanced DUI Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia where we were seated next to one another. It didn't take long to realize the quality of his mind and dedication to his clients. We have become close friends over the last two decades and his aggressiveness representing his clients has not abated. If a loved one or I needed an attorney in South Carolina, Drew would be my first call. He should be yours as well."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best, if not the best, DUI attorneys in the State."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Friend
"In my opinion, Drew is the most knowledgeable DUI lawyer in Charleston. Having worked with him, I have personal knowledge of his expertise and dedication to his profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Drew is a lawyer's lawyer who I have the pleasure of collaborating with on DUI matters because he is one of the few of us who know this area of law, keep up with its complexity and don't take on clients simply to escort them into court to plead guilty. He is highly respected in this legal community and in the area of DUI defense, nationally. His presence in the courtroom is tactful and commanding. Judges respect him and the over-prepared case he takes into their courtrooms. I fully endorse my friend Drew Carroll."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Drew Carroll has the perfect background for handling DUI cases: law enforcement and prosecution. When you KNOW that side of the coin, it makes fighting the flip side MUCH easier. Trained by South Carolina's recognized leader in DUI defense for 4 decades, the late Reese I. Joye, Jr., Drew has picked up the "colors" and trudged forward in the fight for his DUI clients' rights in the low country of South Carolina near Charleston."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Drew Carroll is the DUI lawyer in South Carolina. Met him at a DUI Defense seminar at Harvard. He was warm and just a cool guy to talk to. You should call this man if you want to talk to the best. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Drew is one of the best in the state for handling DUI cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Calvin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Drew Carroll is one of the preeminent DUI lawyers in South Carolina. He has built a great practice in the Charleston area the old fashioned way: by representing and defending clients. A past-President of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Drew has devoted time and energy not only in defending his own clients, but in protecting the rights of all those charged with crime in South Carolina. Drew has been and continues to be a leader at the Statehouse, actively tracking legislation and testifying before committees to protect the rights of those unfortunate enough to find themselves charged with a crime. Every year, Drew helps organize SCACDL's November DUI seminar, a program that attracts nationally recognized leaders in fields that effect the practice of DUI defense in SC and brings them to SC to educate fellow lawyers. Drew is a lawyer's lawyer and one of the most knowledgeable attorneys I know. I strongly endorse his work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Drew is a Top Class DUI Attorney. I highly recommend him. If you are in the Charleston area and need a DUI attorney Drew is your man!!!!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Drew Carroll is the man to call if you have been charged with DUI in the Charleston area. He is extremely focused on his clients and makes sure that they know he is in their corner. I would not hesitate to recommend Drew to anyone who needed help in Charleston."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A dedicated professional, Drew almost exclusively practices DUI law. He is an acknowledged leader in South Carolina in DUI Defense and is the immediated Past President of the South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I have known Drew for over 10 years and consider him to be not only an excellent DUI Defense lawyer, but also someone who attempts to educate other lawyers in SC. He has, for several years, been the moderator and driving force behind SC Criminal Defense Lawyers Association best attended Continuing Legal Education Seminar, that seminar focusing on DUI Defense. In addition, Drew has been a long time lobbyist to the SC Legislature in protecting the right of citizens charged with DUI in SC. I unequivocally would recommend Drew to anyone charged with the offense of Driving Under the Inluence in Charleston and the surrounding area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Calvin is a true professional and his reputation as a DUI lawyer is known nationwide by those in our industry. It is no mistake that Calvin is known as one of the finest DUI lawyers in the country. I wholeheartedly recommend Calvin to those who need a good DUI lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch lawyer, plain and simple. He's the "go to guy" in Charleston. I know Drew personally. I find his legal mind to be exceptional, his dedication to clients admirable and his desire to win unimpeachable. I highly endorse his work. Bill Powers"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If in trouble in North Charleston, Drew is the go to man."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Drew is an excellent DUI lawyer who works with some of the state’s most preeminent lawyers in SC. He is the President of the SC Criminal Defense Lawyer’s association, and a member of all the other associations in the state. He also teaches DUI seminars to other lawyers. Drew can leverage these personal relationships and knowledge to obtain for you the best possible result. If you are charged with DUI in SC I highly recommend Drew Carroll."
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Charleston DUI and DWI Lawyer Calvin Andrew Carroll
Calvin Andrew Carroll
DUI and DWI Attorney
Charleston, SC
Licensed for 26 years
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