Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (“MDMA”) is a illegal psychoactive drug that is frequently referred to as Ecstasy or Molly. This controlled dangerous substance has enjoyed popularity largely because of the euphoric state it produces. If you have been charged with possession or distribution of MDMA, you need to retain a savvy lawyer as soon as possible. Any drug possession charge involving ecstasy/molly is a felony under New Jersey Law that carries severe penalties, including the potential for being sent to state prison for years. The consequences escalate beyond that if you were arrested for distributing or possession with intent to distribute. The team of Camden Criminal Attorneys at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver are finely equipped battle a Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Haddonfield, Pennsauken or other MDMA case. We are former prosecutors who have been practicing almost exclusively in the capacity of the defense of the accused for over 100 years between us. Attorneys on our staff are available 24/7 for free initial consultations by calling our Cherry Hill Office at 732-662-8300.
Possession of MDMA Charge in Camden New Jersey
The only court to decide indictable offenses of the third degree is the Camden Superior Court, this is where you case will be sent for disposition. A charge of third degree possession of MDMA/Molly/Ecstasy subjects you to the penalties set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 upon conviction. Failure to successfully defend this violation or secure Pretrial Intervention exposes you to penalties that include, but are not limited to, a fine of up to $35,000, a Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction (“DEDR”) assessment $1,000, five years in state prison and a driver’s license suspension of at least six months and up to two years.
Selling, Distribution or Possession With Intent To Distribute MDMA
Activities involving selling or distributing MDMA, Molly or Ecstasy involve the potential for even more severe ramifications. The severity of the penalties hinge on the amount of the drug that was being sold or possessed with the intent to distribute. A conviction for distributing less than one-half ounce of Ecstasy is a third degree crime that carries substantially similar consequences to those for simple or personal possession that have previously been described. Distribution of at least one-half ounce but less than five ounces of Molly is a second degree crime that results in sentencing that includes five to ten years in prison/jail, a fine of up to $150,000, a $2,000 DEDR penalty and a six to twenty-four month driver’s license revocation. First degree distribution of MDMA applies where the quantity involved is five ounces or more. You face a maximum fine of $500,000, ten to twenty years in prison, a $3,000 DEDR penalty and the same mandatory driver’s license suspension.
Cherry Hill NJ MDMA Attorneys
Law enforcement is aggressive in prosecuting those who supply or promoting the sale of drugs and CDS like MDMA whose targeted users are children and young adults. You can therefore expect a reluctance for favorable consideration when your charge in Haddon Heights, Laurel Springs, Berlin or another municipality reaches the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. The attorneys at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver are here to help you overcome this hurdle. Whether its negotiating a plea or battle your case through trial, you can count on our decades of experience and skill to get help you reach the best outcome of your case. Our team is available immediately to assist you at 856-662-8300.