Possession of Ecstasy (MDMA)
MDMA, most commonly known as Ecstasy or Molly, is a synthetic psychoactive drug that is often associated with the rave culture and party scene, causing feelings of inner peace, increased energy and euphoria. The drug is also known to alter moods and can cause distortions in sensory and time perception. The State of Texas considers MDMA highly dangerous and is eager to prosecute drug offenders for the possession or sale of Ecstasy.
If you have been arrested or charged with possession of ecstasy, your reputation, family, and future career opportunities will likely be negatively impacted by a conviction. The first and most important thing you can do is obtain a criminal defense lawyer immediately.
Charges for Ecstasy range depend on whether you were simply in possession of the drug or if you were distributing or manufacturing the drug.
Common charges of possession of ecstasy or distribution of ecstasy in Texas include:
- Possession of ecstasy (MDMA)
- Conspiracy to distribute ecstasy (MDMA)
- Manufacture and delivery of ecstasy (MDMA)
It is important that you discuss Texas possession of ecstasy laws with a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney for a full understanding of your options and possible defenses to your felony ecstasy charge or any type of drug charge.
Call Austin drug defense lawyer Kevin Bennett today at (512) 476-4626 for a free consultation.
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Kevin Bennett has represented many different types of people charged with a variety of drug-related crimes. From possession of marijuana to possession of cocaine, Kevin Bennett has the skill and knowledge necessary to help prevent a drug-related charge from ruining your life.
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Penalties for Possession of Ecstasy in Texas
Ecstasy/MDMA is classified under Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Health and Safety Code. The penalties for ecstasy possession are very harsh and usually, depend on the amount of the drug. Punishment can be even more severe if there are allegations such as manufacture, delivery or intent to deliver ecstasy.
Punishment ranges for possession of ecstasy are as follows.
- Possession of less than 1 gram of ecstasy: Possession of less than one gram of ecstasy is considered a state jail felony, which carries a sentence of between 180 days to 2 years in a state jail and a fine up to $10,000.
- Possession of 1 gram but less than 4 grams of ecstasy: Possession of one to four grams of ecstasy is a third-degree felony, which carries a sentence of between 2 to 10 years in Texas prison and a fine up to $10,000.
- Possession of 4 grams, but less than 400 grams of ecstasy: Possession of four to four hundred grams of ecstasy is considered a second-degree felony, which carries a sentence of between 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
- Possession of 400 grams or more of ecstasy: Possession of more than four hundred grams of ecstasy is a first-degree felony, punishable between a range of 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.
If you have been arrested or charged with illegally possessing ecstasy or another drug crime, don’t hurt your case by delaying hiring an attorney. The outcome of your case depends on how you defend the charges. Having a skilled defense lawyer can significantly help you. Contact Austin criminal defense attorney Kevin Bennett to begin work on your defense.
The Law Office of Kevin Bennett | Austin Possession of Ecstasy Defense Lawyer
Being arrested for or charged with possession of ecstasy or any drug-related offense is serious and the consequences can be severe. Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer Kevin Bennett understands how the Travis County criminal justice system works and is ready to fight for you. Once you are a client of the Law Office of Kevin Bennett, we will handle your case like it was our own.