Plano Ecstasy Crime Attorney
Many individuals and parents aren’t familiar with MDMA (“ecstasy”) before they or a loved one is charged with an ecstasy-related drug crime. Ecstasy is usually taken in tablet form and is commonly associated with dance parties. Known for its psychedelic and euphoric effects, many ecstasy users are unaware of the potentially detrimental health consequences of using ecstasy. These may include clinical depression, anxiety, aggression, headaches, and risk of coma and/or death. It’s these risks that have motivated drug enforcement officials to classify ecstasy as a “Group 2” controlled substance in Texas. This means that the following in relation to ecstasy are felony charges:
Have You Been Charged With Ecstasy Possession In Plano, Texas?
Many people charged with ecstasy offenses are merely recreational users and are unaware of how seriously the state considers illegal MDMA use and proliferation. Depending upon the weight amount of pills found on your person, in your car, or at your home you could be facing over 20 years of prison time, thousands of dollars in fines, and a felony conviction on your record. This might be something to consider before taking an ecstasy tablet at a party or rave, as only one gram (about 4 pills) could land you with a 2 year minimum sentence (up to 10 years) and a fine of up to $10,000.
|Quantity of Ecstasy||Classification||Penalty|
|Less Than 1 Gram||State Felony||180 days to 2 years in jail. Up to a $10,000 fine.|
|1 to 4 Grams||Third-Degree Felony||2 to 10 years in prison. Up to a $10,000 fine.|
|4 to 400 Grams||Second-Degree Felony||2 to 20 years in prison. Up to a $10,000 fine.|
|400 Grams or More||Enhanced First-Degree Felony||5 years to life in prison. Up to a $50,000 fine.|
With so much at stake, it’s critical that you find a knowledgeable defense lawyer to evaluate your case. With over 100 trials to their name, the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, has been serving Plano for years and would like to consult you about your defense.