Possession of Ecstasy
Quality Legal Representation In Ecstasy Cases
Ecstasy is a colloquial expression for 3, 4- Methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA, also nicknamed Molly. It is a very popular party drug which is taken for its ability to generate euphoric and intoxicating feelings within the user. The use of MDMA has been linked to a number of diseases and disorders which may at times prove to be fatal. The use of MDMA was regulated by an act in 1988 through an amendment to the Controlled Substance Act which is a part of The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act which was passed during the Nixon presidency.
MDMA is a Schedule I drug in the US. It has been found that use of MDMA has no accepted benefit. There are harsh penalties for possession and sale of MDMA in US, including:
Possession of MDMA
Possession of Molly is a crime, penalties for which have been outlined in 21 U.S.C § 844 of the federal law. If you are found in possession of MDMA, you will be charged with possession with intent to distribute no matter how miniscule the amount of MDMA recovered from you may be.
Penalty for possession of MDMA when convicted for the first time is imprisonment for up to a year coupled with a $1,000 fine. A second conviction can leave you behind bars for minimum of 15 days and maximum 2 years along with a fine of $2,500. A third offense can jail you for a minimum 90 days and maximum of 3 years and carry a $5,000 fine.
Sale of MDMA
If you are caught selling Molly or it is proven that the intent behind possession was to sell, you will be penalized as per the provisions set out in 21 U.S.C. § 841. Selling or possessing with intent to sell less than 5g of the drug can leave you behind bars for up to 20 years and carry a fine of $1,000,000. Penalties corresponding to more than 5 g of the mixture are minimum 5 years and maximum 40 years jail term along with a fine of $2,000,000. Penalties for being caught selling or possessing with intent to sell 50 g or more of mixture can be as serious as 10 years to life imprisonment and a maximum fine of $4,000,000.
When the use of the drug results in a fatality, the penalty may be increased to a minimum of 20 years and maximum life imprisonment along with a fine of $2,000,000 for individual offenders and $5,000,000 for non-individuals.
If you have been accused of possession or distribution of MDMA, you most certainly need a strong legal team to fight for your rights. Our firm located in McKinney, Texas has years of experience fighting such criminal cases. Our Mckinney Criminal Attorney is seasoned enough to advocate for your case in such a manner that the outcome of the case will be the best possible one for you. While fighting a case as serious as possession or sale of illicit drugs, the attorney has to have a perfect balance of aggression and wit to mold the course of the trial in your favor. Call or complete the contact form on this site today with any questions or to set up an initial consultation.