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Arrested For Drugs On I-85 In South Carolina?

Interstate 85 is known to state and federal authorities as a primary corridor for drugs flowing between Atlanta, Charlotte and Richmond. On a regular basis, drivers are pulled over on I-85 in South Carolina and subsequently arrested on drug charges.

Sometimes the traffic stops are based on tips from informants, but in many cases law enforcement is simply "trolling" for drugs or illegally profiling citizens in the hopes of scoring a drug bust. I am a Greenville defense attorney, Ryan L. Beasley. I provide the experienced and aggressive representation to hold the government accountable if your rights were violated.

If you were stopped on I-85 and subsequently charged with a drug offense, call me right away at 864-991-3379 or toll free 800-761-1985.

Was Your Drug Stop On The Interstate A Lawful Arrest?

In any traffic stop, law enforcement agencies are bound by two important principles. First, they must have probable cause to pull you over. They cannot stop you on a hunch, or at random, or because of racial or ethnic characteristics. Second, the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects you from unreasonable search and seizure. This applies to unauthorized or coerced searches of your car, the use of drug-sniffing dogs, or exceeding the limits of search warrants.

I have handled cases of drug stops on I-85 conducted by the Highway Patrol, the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and multiagency drug task forces. I carefully analyze the circumstances of the traffic stop and arrest, and the physical evidence. If the officers or agents overstepped their boundaries and violated your rights in the process, any evidence collected as a result could be dismissed. I fully understand the legal and procedural issues in these cases, and can effectively challenge any illegal search or seizure, in state court or in federal drug prosecutions.

Find Out How I Can Help

I have made a career of criminal defense, with extensive experience in drug cases. As your lawyer, I will use my insights and my relationship with prosecutors at all levels to get the charges dismissed or spare you from the harshest consequences.

Based in Greenville, I handle interstate drug stop cases in all jurisdictions of the I-85 corridor in Upstate South Carolina. To arrange a confidential consultation contact me online, or call 864-991-3379 or 800-761-1985.