Drug Crimes: Ecstasy Charges
Ecstasy Is a Schedule I Narcotic Drug
MDMA, commonly known as Ecstasy, is a synthetic psychoactive narcotic with
stimulant properties. It is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance
and penalties for conviction can be harsh.
If you have been charged with a drug crime involving Ecstasy, you should
speak with an experienced
Riverside drug crime lawyer at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich prior to talking with law enforcement
about your case. With our help, you may be able to avoid incarceration
and keep your record free from a criminal conviction.
Drug Crime Penalties for Ecstasy
There are many drug charges concerning Ecstasy, including
possession for sale,
trafficking. Most drug offenses can be grouped into three categories, however: simple
possession, possession for sale and sale.
Possession cases as well as
meth possession cases are called "wobblers" because they can be charged
as either a misdemeanor (jail for up to one year) or a felony (state prison
from 16 months to 3 years). Drug diversion programs are sometimes applicable
and the charges dismissed altogether after successful completion. We have
effectively negotiated our clients' cases down to possession many
times and are eager to meet with you to evaluate whether your case warrants
reduced charges or even an outright dismissal.
The maximum sentence for a conviction of felony possession, intent to sell
Ecstasy is three years in prison. The sale of Ecstasy is also a felony
charge that carries with it a punishment of up to four years in prison.
In sales cases, drugs have allegedly been sold to (typically) an undercover
police officer whose testimony at trial becomes crucial.
In order to defend against this charge, you require an attorney who has
enough trial experience to effectively cross-examine the officer and point
out the flaws in the prosecution's case. We have the extensive criminal
law trial experience and knowledge of drug laws that you need and believe
that hiring us is the first step towards your success in the courtroom.
To find out more about how our
criminal defense team may be able to mitigate your case, contact a
Riverside drug crime attorney at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich today.