July 1, 2014

By Vannoy Law Firm

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During the holiday and summer months, roadblocks are a common occurrence in South Carolina.  I represent people charged with traffic, criminal, and DUI offenses arising out of roadblocks.  The 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires all "seizures" to be reasonable.  A traffic stop is a seizure for purposes of the 4th Amendment.  Several United States Supreme Court cases have addressed roadblocks in the past twenty five years.  Law enforcement is allowed to conduct roadblocks that are closely tied to highway safety enforcement and all drivers should be treated the same.  The roadblock cannot be used as a subterfuge to fish for people who look like they might have drugs in the car.  Roadblocks can be used to enforce immigration laws as well.

Roadblocks are an inconvenient truth in America.  No one wants to encounter a roadblock.  If you received a traffic, criminal, or DUI charge from a roadblock or other situation, feel free to contact me to discuss your options.  At my office, you will receive a free interview in criminal cases.  If retained, I will go about protecting your initial court appearance and begin investigating the case.  If you have questions about a criminal or DUI case or questions about this article, feel free to contact me at (843) 761-0610.  If you would like to read more about South Carolina's DUI and criminal laws, copy/paste this link into your search heading

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.

Photo-3Brady 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."

Brady Vannoy is a member of The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in South Carolina.  You can find his profile at

Brady Vannoy's office is located in downtown Moncks Corner.  He regularly takes 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 or through the contact page on this website.


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