Colorado Springs Ecstasy Attorneys
Ecstasy, otherwise known as molly, XTC, adam, E, the love drug, and many other names, is meant to make the user feel euphoric. However, it is often mixed with other drugs and chemicals, such as rat poison, which makes it incredibly dangerous to use. Being convicted of ecstasy possession or distribution carries heavy penalties that can impact your life for decades to come.
Ecstasy drug crimes are treated seriously in America and being charged with one, even if it’s false, will likely leave your life in shambles. Your relationships may crumble, you can lose your good reputation, and those around you will forever view you as a drug abuser. That’s why you should seek help from The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. Our attorneys are skilled and experienced in criminal defense and we have defended many clients accused of drug crimes. If you or someone you love are facing an ecstasy charge, contact our firm at (719) 475-2555 and find out how we can help you.
Ecstasy is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is the highest possible classification for drugs in America. It means there is no medicinal use and that the drug is highly addictive. Due to the dangers associated with Schedule 1 drugs, those found to be in possession of or distributing the drug can be punished harshly.
Possessing ecstasy is a felony offense in Colorado. If you are caught with it, you can expect to be facing:
- Up to a $100,000 fine
- Up to a year of jail time
- A drug offender surcharge of $1,500
Distributing ecstasy will usually result in an even harsher punishment. The penalties, however, will depend heavily on how much ecstasy is found to be in your possession.
- 225 grams or more: Between 8 and 32 years in prison
- Less than 224 grams: Between 4 and 8 years in prison
- Less than 14 grams: Between 2 and 4 years in prison
- Less than 4 grams: Between 6 months and 1 year in prison
However, selling any amount of ecstasy to a minor, or someone two years younger than yourself if you are a minor as well, can be punished with between 8 and 32 years in prison. Distributing Schedule 1 drugs to minors is an offense most courts frown heavily on, and neither judges nor juries are likely to go easy on your punishment. But that is exactly why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney at your side, who can determine what the best defense for your case it.
We have worked with many clients who were accused of serious felony crimes. The court system can be tough on Schedule 1 drugs, but we’ve won cases that may have seemed impossible to win for other law firms. We know the best defenses and we’ve implemented them time and time again. Some of the more common defenses that we have used include:
- You weren’t aware you had ecstasy
- The ecstasy wasn’t yours
- You were aware you had the pills, but didn’t know they were ecstasy
- The drugs were found illegally
- The officers who arrested you were practicing misconduct
- The pills were for personal use, not distribution
When defending against charges of ecstasy possession or distribution, not just any argument will work. You need an experienced Colorado drug crime defense attorney to investigate your case and the charges against you in order to determine what the best defense will be. Don’t go into your trial alone or unprepared.
We at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. have dedicated ourselves to criminal defense, because we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. When we take on a client, we do everything we can to get their charges dropped, or at the very least reduced. If you or a loved one have been accused of ecstasy crimes, call us at (719) 475-2555.