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MDMA Possession & Distribution
New Brunswick NJ MDMA Possession Defense Lawyer
Use of 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, commonly referred to as MDMA, ecstasy, “E” or Molly, has continued to grow in Middlesex County. This is especially true among adolescents and college students, for example, those at Rutgers University. If you have been charged with possession or even distribution of MDMA, you absolutely need to hire a defense lawyer. An offense involving this Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance is always a felony that carries consequences that are potentially life changing. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help you avoid these ramifications utilizing our in excess of 100 years of experience, including time serving as prosecutors. Jason Seidman, Esq., one of the attorneys at the firm, was even the former supervisor of the Gangs, Guns & Drugs Task Force of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. We defend MDMA, Molly and Ecstasy charges throughout Middlesex County including New Brunswick, Woodbridge, Piscataway, North Brunswick and Edison. Call our office in New Brunswick at 732-246-7126 for a free initial consultation with an attorney on our team.
How You Can Be Convicted of Possession of MDMA
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 makes possession of MDMA, Molly and Ecstasy, a third degree crime. The form of possession required under this law may be actual or constructive. An individual is in actual possession of MDMA when they have physical control. Constructive possession arises when someone does not have the drugs physically on their person but is aware of their presence and has both the ability and intention to exercise control over them in the future. If the prosecutor establishes knowing possession in either form, you can be found guilty for MDMA possession under 2C:35-10.
Penalties for Possessing MDMA, Ecstasy or E. The penalties for possessing MDMA, ecstasy or E includes a maximum fine of $35,000 and up to five years in prison. Another major consequences is a driver’s license suspension of 6-24 months.
What Is Necessary to Prove a Charge for Distribution of MDMA?
MDMA distribution cases are far from foreign in Middlesex County with individuals arrest many times every year. The elements that must be established by the prosecutor to prove a MDMA distribution or possession with intent case are set forth at N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. You must have actually or constructively possessed MDMA, had an intention to distribute the drug, and your conduct must have been knowing. The degree of crime for violating this law hinges on the quantity of MDMA/ecstasy being distributed. Distribution of less than a half ounce is a third degree crime that results in a fine of up to $75,000 and incarceration for up to five years. Second degree possession with intent to distribute MDMA applies where the weight is at least a half ounce but less than five ounces. The penalties upon conviction include a maximum fine of $150,000 and five to ten years in state prison. The most serious variety of distribution of MDMA, Ecstasy or Molly, is a first degree crime and is triggered where more than five ounces is sold, distributed, possessed with intent. The potential fine is $500,000 and the jail term can reach twenty years.
Edison NJ MDMA Distribution Attorney
If you are facing a MDMA distribution or possession with intent to distribute charge in New Brunswick, do not make the mistake of waiting to retaining an attorney. A Molly or Ecstasy charge is extremely serious and nothing to toy with. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can definitely assist you in this role. We have handled hundreds of MDMA possession and more serious offenses at the Middlesex County Superior Court. A lawyer is ready to undertake a comprehensive review of the facts of your case and provide the guidance you need. We can be reached anytime 24/7 for a free consultation.
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