New Jersey Ecstasy Charges Attorney
MDMA Possession Lawyer Fights for Clients Facing Charges for Possession of Molly or Possession with Intent to Distribute in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Throughout New Jersey
New Jersey is tough on drug crimes, imposing the harshest penalties for a conviction in the country. Possession, distribution, or manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) can result in jail time and fines. And possession of ecstasy is no exception.
If you or a loved one was charged with possession of ecstasy, you want the best possible legal representation you can find. New Jersey prosecutors aggressively pursue drug offenses and New Jersey ecstasy charges attorney John B. Brennan knows all about that, having spent 25 years as a prosecutor. Now The Law Office of John B. Brennan uses this firsthand knowledge of prosecutorial tactics to develop strategic, tailored defenses for our clients, with a demonstrated track record of successful outcomes.
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Controlled dangerous substances (CDS) are classified by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) into five drug schedules based on the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s potential for abuse or dependency. Ecstasy is considered a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and is classified under Schedule I.
The active ingredient in ecstasy is methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as MDMA. MDMA is a stimulant and hallucinogen that comes in both pill and powder form. According to the DEA, MDMA — or ecstasy — is also known as Molly, and goes by many different street names, including Beans, Clarity, E, Adam, Biscuit, Disco Biscuit, Eve, Lover’s Speed, Go, Peace, XTC, X, and Hug Drug.
Possession of MDMA in New Jersey is considered a third degree crime. Under the law, possession can take the form of actual possession, which is when an individual has actual physical possession and direct control of the drug such as in their backpack, pocket, wallet, or purse, or constructive possession — when an individual has the ability and intention of taking control over the drug, such as when the substance is in an apartment or a vehicle.
Penalties for possession of MDMA if convicted may include five years in prison and a fine of up to $35,000. A skilled New Jersey ecstasy charges attorney with in-depth knowledge of the law can successfully advocate for someone charged with possession of MDMA to have the charges reduced or the case dismissed. The Law Office of John B. Brennan offers a free, no obligation case evaluation for individuals charged with possession of ecstasy.
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Experienced New Jersey Ecstasy Charges Attorney Protects The Rights Of Clients Charged With Possession of MDMA With Intent To Distribute
A charge of intent to distribute MDMA brings different penalties based on the degree of the offense. For example:
- Third degree possession with intent or distribution of MDMA: up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $75,000
- Second degree possession with intent or distribution of MDMA: five to 10 years in prison, and fine of up to $150,000
- First degree possession with intent or distribution of MDMA: 10 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000
In addition, if an individual is charged and convicted with distributing, possessing with intent to distribute, or selling MDMA in a school zone, there are additional penalties. These penalties include a mandatory minimum prison term — from one-third to one-half of the imposed sentence or three years, whichever is greater. If the alleged crime took place within 500 feet of a public park, there is a separate second degree crime charged with additional penalties.
Experienced New Jersey ecstasy charges attorney John B. Brennan protects the rights of clients who are charged with possession of MDMA with intent to distribute. If you or a loved one is facing charges for possession of Molly, arrange a free confidential consultation with The Law Office of John B. Brennan.
Knowledgeable New Jersey Ecstasy Charges Attorney John B. Brennan Is A Certified Criminal Trial Attorney With More Than 30 Years Experience
Experience matters when it comes to the criminal defense of a drug charge. The penalties for conviction are strict, and the negative impact on an individual’s life is long-lasting. Having an attorney with in-depth knowledge of New Jersey’s drug laws and a deep understanding of the vigorous manner in which charges for possession of Molly are pursued is critical to the success of your defense.
Knowledgeable New Jersey ecstasy charges attorney John B. Brennan is a certified criminal trial attorney and former prosecutor with over 30 years of criminal trial experience. Attorney Brennan harnesses his prosecutorial experience to develop a strong, effective legal defense of the charges brought against his clients. To learn more about how The Law Office of John B. Brennan can help your case, schedule a confidential consultation with our office.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Ecstasy Charges and Possession of MDMA
In New Jersey, it is a first degree crime where intent to distribute involves 5 oz. or more of ecstasy. If an individual is charged with distribution of ecstasy or possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute in a public park zone (which is within 500 feet of a public park) or in a school zone (which is within 1,000 feet of school property or a school itself), these are considered separate third degree crimes. If you or a loved one has been charged with possession of MDMA with intent to distribute, it is in your best interests to consult with an experienced New Jersey ecstasy charges attorney. The Law Office of John B. Brennan offers a confidential consultation; schedule your free case evaluation today.
State and federal law classify drugs into five different categories — known as schedules — based on whether the particular substance has accepted medical use and the drug’s potential for abuse and addiction. Ecstasy or MDMA is classified as a Schedule I drug. It is illegal to possess any Schedule I drugs. Schedule I drugs — such as ecstasy — do not have any acceptable medical use and have a high potential for abuse.