Ecstasy (MDMA) Offenses and Penalties in NYC
Queens Drug Crime Defense Attorney
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
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.
Drug Crime Lawyer in Queens, The Bronx & Brooklyn
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.