Sheila Moheb
Rated by Super Lawyers


loading ...
Moheb Legal Defense, PLLC

Protecting your Constitutional rights and civil liberties with effective and diligent legal representation.

~|search~|font-awesome~|solid
~|icon_pin~|elegant-themes~|solid
Free Consultation
Moheb Legal Defense, PLLC
Protecting your Constitutional rights and civil liberties
with effective and diligent legal representation.
~|search~|font-awesome~|solid
~|icon_pin~|elegant-themes~|solid
Free Consultation

COVID-19 NOTIFICATION: To protect your safety in response to the threat of COVID-19, our staff is tele-commuting, but is still available to serve you during our normal office hours. We are offering our clients and potential clients the option to connect with us through telephone, email and video-conferencing. Please call or email us to discuss your options.

Is it possible to overcome prescription drug charges?

Prescription drug charges are serious business. You might think you have nothing to worry about if you do not currently take medication. Contrary to popular belief, not all prescription drug charges are valid. There are a variety of factors that come into play, such as a prior history of drug use, medical records, having a valid prescription, location/property of drugs, etc.

If law enforcement pulls you over or apprehends you for drug possession, you will need more than your current prescription. Drug charges are challenging to overcome, but the right defense tactics can make managing the situation easier. Even if the charges are later discharged, there is still the impact of having a prescription drug arrest on your criminal record.

Watch your behavior

From the first moment of interaction, you should act politely and respectfully towards law enforcement. Your words and actions from that point forth are usable as evidence that may help or hurt your prescription drug defense. Do not offer any information besides your name, birthdate and other legal details that could become evidence without having a legal representative present.

Know your rights

Police officers must follow the law when performing their duties. That does not mean mistreatment and abuse do not occur during some suspect apprehensions. Fortunately, defendants who suffer violations of their rights can pursue legal recourse in their drug defense. Learn your rights and use resources to protect them. For example, common issues that often come up in drug defense cases involve illegal searches and lack of probable cause. The Fourth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution protects citizens against unlawful evidence searches, missing probable cause, thus providing a successful defense path for many prescription drug charge cases.