Grand Junction Ecstasy Defense Lawyers
The drug ecstasy, commonly known as adam, E, molly, the love drug, and XTC, usually makes the user feel euphoric and overjoyed. However, that feeling only lasts as long as the drug isn’t tampered with. Ecstasy is often times mixed with dangerous chemicals, such as rat poison, which make it incredibly dangerous to consume or use. Of course, it is also possible to become addicted to and overdose on ecstasy, which is why it is classified as a Schedule 1 drug.
Possessing or distributing ecstasy in America can land you in hot water. Authorities take ecstasy crimes incredibly seriously, and you could be facing harsh penalties if you are convicted. Even if you are found not guilty, the arrest could easily cause your relationships with family and loved ones to fall apart, your reputation to crumble, and for those in your community to view you as a drug dealer. Beating the charges is the best way to keep your good name, which is why you should contact an experienced Grand Junction ecstasy defense attorney. We at Peters & Nolan, LLC have worked to beat ecstasy charges for clients in the past and we know we can do it again. Call us at (970) 243-4357 To find out how we can help you.
Because ecstasy is a Schedule 1 drug, which is the highest possible classification for drugs in America, the penalties for using or selling it are incredibly harsh. Schedule 1 drugs have no medical use and are highly addictive. Abusing a Schedule 1 drug can, and often does, lead to overdose and death. The punishments implemented against ecstasy are meant to dissuade people from using a potentially harmful substance.
- Up to a year of jail time;
- Up to a $100,000 fine; and/or
- A drug offender surcharge of $1,500.
As with most drug crimes, distribution is given a tougher sentence than possession. When it comes to ecstasy, your punishment will depend on how much you were found in possession with.
- 225 grams and up: A sentence between 8 and 32 years in prison
- Lower than 224 grams: A sentence between 4 and 8 years in prison
- Lower than 14 grams: A sentence between 2 and 4 years in prison
- Lower than 4 grams: A sentence between 6 months and 1 year in prison
It is incredibly important to note that selling any amount of ecstasy to a minor, whether it be 1 gram or 10, has the potential to result in 8 to 32 years in prison. This rule also applies if you are a minor and sell to someone two or more years younger than you.
We at Peters & Nolan, LLC have years of experience as defending clients in and around Grand Junction, and we have helped many clients who were accused of drug-related crimes. We know that the court is particularly tough on those who allegedly abuse or sell Schedule 1 drugs. Defending against such accusations can be difficult, but our attorneys are skilled enough to pull it off.
What defense used during your trial will depend heavily on the facts of your case. It is impossible to say what your defense should be without an understanding of what you are being accused of, as well as what happened before and during the arrest. That being said, some of the more common defenses we use include:
- The ecstasy was not yours
- You did not know that you had ecstasy on you/on your property
- You were aware you had the pills, but were not aware they were actually ecstasy
- The pills were for personal use only, not distribution
- The officers who arrested you were acting in a way that constitutes misconduct
- The ecstasy was found illegally, and thus the case should be thrown out of court
Going into a Schedule 1 drug crime case alone is not likely to end favorably for you. These kinds of trial require extensive legal knowledge and investigative know-how. Without that expertize, you may not be able to prove your innocence. That is why you need a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney at your side, fighting for your case and your freedom.
We at Peters & Nolan, LLC take criminal defense incredibly seriously. In this country, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and our firm couldn’t agree more with that sentiment. Everyone deserves the right to a fair trial, whatever the alleged crime may be. If you or a loved one have been accused of ecstasy related crime, contact a Grand Junction criminal defense attorney at (970) 243-4357. We want to help.
- Charges: Possession with intent to distribute ecstasy
∗ Result: Dismissed prior to trial, records sealed with the court
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∗ Not all criminal cases are the same. These results are from actual cases handled by the attorneys at Peters & Nolan, LLC. This is not a representation, guarantee or promise as to the results or outcome of your particular matter.
Peters & Nolan, LLC is your ideal source for high quality legal representation throughout the state of Colorado. Known for being personable and responsive, attorneys Andrew J. Peters and Andrew Nolan are aggressive trial lawyers with an excellent record of trying and settling cases in criminal defense, DUI/DWAI and personal injury.