Traveling through the small towns and back roads of South Carolina can lead you to encounters with local law enforcement. South Carolina has a mandatory seat belt law which can lead to traffic stops, which can lead to further investigation (if police have reasonable suspicion of other illegal activity). Generally speaking, law enforcement has to have "probable cause" to search you or your vehicle. However if one "consents" to a search of his person or vehicle the law does not require the officer to have "probable cause". The "consent" to search must be knowingly and voluntarily given. This means that one cannot be coerced, threatened, or forced into giving consent. If contraband is found, an arrest is likely next. If you would like answers to your particular criminal question or issue, please do not hesitate to call me today.
Brady Vannoy is a lawyer who takes criminal cases in Bonneau, SC. If you have been arrested in Bonneau, SC or in any other town in South Carolina, please call today to set up a free interview.
If you have questions regarding a DUI or criminal case in Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester County, please contact my office today at (843) 761-0610 or through the contact page on this website.
Brady Vannoy is a criminal defense lawyer in Berkeley County, South Carolina. He carries a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating. According to the rating system, "AV Preeminent(r) is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence."
He regularly defends cases in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. Brady is a member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100. Brady defends DUI and all types of criminal cases in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties along with other areas of the South Carolina low country. He can be reached at (843) 761-0610, email@example.com, or through the contact page on this website.