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.
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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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College for DUI Defense||N/A||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|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of South Carolina||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|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|