Ecstasy (MDMA) Offenses and Penalties in NYC

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The drug ecstasy has been placed on the federal government's list as a schedule I substance for very good reason. In addition to causing extreme highs, it also causes hallucinations, depression, paranoia and severe, anxiety and for some users, permanent brain damage or death. It is passed around under many names such as "Adam", "XTC" and "X" and has a host of troubling side effects.

It is easily made out of inexpensive ingredients, which makes it very profitable to sell. Innocently called a club drug because of its popularity in clubs, it is especially dangerous to consumers who also share it with friends (a crime of distribution) and those who manufacture, or sell it as the legal penalties are severe.

Penalties for Crimes Involving Ecstasy

Known as MDMA (methylene dioxy meth amphetamine), ecstasy has no medicinal use to offset its dangers. It is highly toxic. For this reason, federal penalties in connection with this substance are especially harsh. As with other controlled substances, the severity of the penalties increases with higher amounts of the drug. Mere possession of 25 mgs can mean a felony charge with jail time.

The penalty for possession of 5 grams or more could mean 5 to 40 years in prison. Manufacturing or distributing larger amounts can result in 10 years to life in prison. No matter how serious the charges are which you are facing, a Queens drug crime defense lawyer at our firm can help you fight the charges.

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Our many decades of experience have given us the ability to quickly evaluate the strength and weaknesses of the prosecution's case. Our dedication and persistence are vital in scrutinizing law enforcement's conduct in order to identify opportunities to challenge the case against you. Having a former prosecutor on your side brings unique skills and insight into your defense. Make sure you are supported by a respected drug crime lawyer. Call Musa-Obregon & Associates to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional.

If you have been charged with any offense involving ecstasy, contact a New York drug crime defense attorney at the firm for sound advice.

We represent the rights of those charged with any offense involving ecstasy, throughout all of New York, including Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Rockland County and Westchester County.

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