The synthetic drug MDMA, better known for the street names “ecstasy” and “molly,” is an increasingly popular party drug. Known for its euphoric high and hallucinogenic effects, people across various demographics use this drug recreationally, often while attending “raves” or dance parties. No matter how it’s used, it’s essential to know that trafficking in MDMA is a first-degree felony subject to severe, life-altering punishment.
If you have been arrested or charged with trafficking molly or ecstasy, it is essential to your freedom that you secure legal representation immediately. The Orlando MDMA (ecstasy) trafficking lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm have represented and defended countless clients against trafficking charges for many drugs, including MDMA. Don’t wait to contact a drug trafficking attorney to learn how they can help resolve your legal situation while protecting your freedom and best interests.
The high addiction risk and substantial health danger that MDMA presents for users make it a Schedule I drug under state and federal levels. As a consequence, trafficking in MDMA is considered a first-degree felony subject to minimum mandatory prison sentences.
According to Florida Statute § 893.135(1)(k)(1), anyone who possesses, sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into the State of Florida 10 grams of MDMA commits a felony of the first-degree and may be charged with trafficking in phenethylamines.
The length of a prison term sentence depends on the weight of the drug. It’s important to note that the prosecution considers the weight of the active ingredient within the drug and the mixture and pill casing of the drug. While 10 grams of MDMA may seem like a large quantity, it is not. Even one pill with MDMA that weighs 10 grams may constitute first-degree felony trafficking charges.
Whether you face charges in Orlando or anywhere in Florida, you could face harsh penalties for trafficking in MDMA. The potential penalties depend on various factors, including the amount of ecstasy or molly involved and your criminal background.
In Florida, criminal penalties for MDMA trafficking include:
In addition to these penalties, a conviction will lead to a revocation of your driver’s license for one year. If you have a professional license that allows you to practice in a particular profession, this license may also be suspended. For these reasons and more, it is essential to secure qualified legal representation to fight trafficking charges and safeguard your future and freedom.
At The Umansky Law Firm, our Orlando ecstasy trafficking lawyers use their extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience in drug cases to build a robust defense in your favor that’s based on the facts.
Our ultimate objective is to have the drug charges you face entirely dismissed. However, we are prepared to aggressively defend our clients in trial using various defense strategies that may be effective in your case, including:
It’s the prosecutor’s responsibility to prove that you were in possession of MDMA, which is not always an easy task. For you to be found guilty of MDMA trafficking, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were in possession of the drug. In other words, law enforcement officers must have found the drug on you or in your presence, and you must have been aware that it was MDMA and had control over the drug.
Our Orlando MDMA ecstasy trafficking lawyers are highly experienced at handling MDMA trafficking and other similar drug charges at The Umansky Law Firm. Whether it’s your first brush with the law or you’re a repeat offender, we are ready to help devise a thoughtful and effective defense for your case based on the facts. With top reviews from Super Lawyers and a 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating, we are more than capable of taking care of your case.
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