Our Mount Holly Criminal Defense Firm Has Former County Prosecutors With Over 200 Years Of Combined Experience To Defend Your Burlington County Criminal Charge for Possession or Distribution of Ecstasy, Molly or MDMA
One of the fastest growing drugs in New Jersey is MDMA (i.e. 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine), commonly referred to as Molly or Ecstasy. The drug produces a euphoric high by releasing serotonin and other chemicals in the brain. It is totally illegal to possess this form of controlled dangerous substance as it has no accepted medical use. Possession or distribution of Molly, Ecstasy or MDMA results in indictable criminal charges in irrespective of the quantity involved so all Burlington County arrests involving the drug end up at the Superior Court in Mount Holly. The penalties that result from possessing or, worse yet, distributing any form of MDMA, vary depending on the whether the Molly or Ecstasy was possessed for personal use, with intent to sell, and the quantity involved. The fines and jail term you will face for an ecstasy offense escalates if it stems from distribution in a school zone or public park located in Bordentown, Mount Holly, Pemberton, Medford, Delran or another local municipality.
The ten (10) criminal attorneys at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, have over two centuries of combined defense experience and most are former prosecutors. They represent clients arrested anywhere in Burlington County and use the skill acquired over decades defending and trying Burlington County drug charges to achieve the best result in every case they handled. Time serving in roles in the county prosecutor’s office such as the Director of Major Crime, Drug Task Force and the Trial Division, definitely provides our lawyers unique perspective for helping clients charged with a ecstasy, mdma or molly offense. Whether its challenging an illegal stop, an improper search or seizure, an interrogation that violated your Miranda rights or another issue, you can trust that an attorney at our firm will do what it takes to secure the result you need. To speak to a lawyer on our team immediately in a free consultation, contact our Mount Holly Office at (609) 491-2110.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, 217 High Street Suite 201 Mount Holly, NJ 08060, defend clients charged with possession or distribution of molly, ecstasy and MDMA throughout Burlington County, including those arrested in the municipalities of Pemberton, Medford, Mount Laurel, Moorestown, Bordentown, Florence, Delran, Eastampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Southampton, Chesterfield, Evesham, Willingboro, Burlington Township, Cinnaminson, Maple Shade, Edgewater Park, Westampton, Mansfield, Riverside, North Hanover, Tabernacle, Shamong, Delanco, Sprinfield, Riverton, Beverly, Woodland, Bass River, Wrightstown, Washington Township and Fieldsboro.
Possession of MDMA, Molly or Ecstasy
MDMA is a Schedule I substance irrespective of the name used to describe the drug (e.g. Molly or Ecstasy). It is included within this schedule as a hallucinogenic that has no legal use in New Jersey or any other state. Possession of MDMA is regulated by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 which makes it a third degree crime to have this form of CDS for personal use. What this means is that you will face a felony offense which, again, can only be dealt with at the county courthouse in Mt. Holly. You will face significant penalties if you are convicted. You can be fined of up to $35,000 and sent to prison for of up to 5 years. In addition, you are subject to a mandatory suspension of your driver’s license for 6-24 months.
Selling, Distributing or Possession With Intent to Distribute MDMA
A conviction for distribution of Molly or a similar hallucinogenic has the potential to be much more severe, especially when a school zone or public park charge is involved. If you sell Ecstasy/MDMA in an amount of less than .5 ounces, you face a third degree crime with the same penalties as simple possession except that the maximum fine is increased to $75,000. It is a second degree crime to possess with the intent to distribute at least one-half ounce but less than 5 ounces of Molly, MDMA or Ecstasy. Third degree MDMA distribution results in a fine of up to $150,000 and as much as 10 years in prison. First degree distribution of MDMA/Molly/Ecstasy applies where the quantity distributed is 5 ounces or more. This pedigree of intent to sell carries a $500,000 fine, up to 20 years in state prison, and a mandatory minimum term of incarceration of at least one-third and as much as one-half of the sentence imposed. What this translates into is a period, typically half of the jail sentence, in which you are not eligible to be released, that is, you are parole ineligible.
Pemberton NJ Molly Lawyer
A conviction for any MDMA related offense clearly has the potential to cause serious ramification in your life. This is why it is so important to take immediate action following a Molly charge in Delran, Evesham, Mount Laurel, Cinnaminson, Moorestown or another municipality in Burlington County. Our team of criminal lawyers is available 24/7 to assist you from our Mt. Laurel Office. An attorney on our staff will listen to the facts of your case, provide you with their insight as to what our firm can accomplish for you, and formulate a thorough defense plan intended to reach the very best result in your case. This may involving a battle through trial or crafty negotiation to yield a favorable plea. Irrespective, you will know when you hire us that you are working with a team of attorneys with the qualifications you deserve. Call us for immediate assistance.
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The attorneys at our Mount Holly Firm represent clients on MDMA, ecstasy and molly charges issued in local Burlington County towns like Pemberton, Medford, Mount Laurel, Moorestown, Bordentown, Florence, Delran, Eastampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Southampton, Chesterfield, Evesham, Willingboro, Burlington Township, Cinnaminson, Maple Shade, Edgewater Park, Westampton, Mansfield, Riverside, North Hanover, Tabernacle, Shamong, Delanco, Sprinfield, Riverton, Beverly, Woodland, Bass River, Wrightstown, Washington Township, Fieldsboro. Call us for a free consultation anytime 24/7 at (609) 491-2110