Somerset County MDMA, Ecstasy & Molly Possession & Distribution Lawyers

Contact Our Somerville Office To Discuss Your MDMA Charges With A Highly Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney

Methylenedioxy-methamphetamine is a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”) that is more commonly referred to as “Ecstasy” or “Molly”. While  began its popularity as a club drug but is now much more mainstream in terms of use in Somerset County, as well as Hunterdon County. This controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”) produces a euphoric high as an agent for, among other things, the release of serotonin. If you or your child was arrested for possession or even selling MDMA in Readington, Franklin, Hillsborough, Raritan or another municipality in the region, call The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall for representation. We have qualifications that are both rare and extremely formidable to ensure a successful defense, including:

  • Over 200 years of combined experience representing clients charged with possession and distribution of drugs like MDMA/Ecstasy/Molly
  • A team of ten (10) lawyers whose practice is dedicated exclusively to criminal defense
  • Former County Prosecutors who served as Director of the Drug Task Force, Major Crimes Bureau, Juvenile Division and even an entire Trial Division
  • Certified criminal trial attorneys
  • An office conveniently located in Somerville NJ just across the street from the Somerset County Superior Court

We encourage you to contact our Somerville Office at 908-206-4238 for a free consultation with a NJ Ecstasy Defense Attorney on our defense team. Someone is available 24/7 to discuss assistance with an initial appearance, detention hearing or any other aspect of your CDS case.

Possession of MDMA, Ecstasy or Molly

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10, it is illegal to possess any form of MDMA in New Jersey. An individual convicted of possession of Molly or any other form of this drug is guilty of a third degree crime. Third degree possession of MDMA/Molly/Ecstasy results in a fine of up to $35,000 and five (5) years in prison. There is also a mandatory suspension of a defendant’s driving privileges for 6-24 months following conviction. Many of these penalties can be avoided, however, through Pretrial Intervention (“PTI”). An individual forgoes prosecution upon admission into PTI probation and has their charge dismissed upon successful completion of the program. Eligibility is limited to first time offenders who have never been afforded the opportunity for diversion previously (e.g. conditional discharge or PTI).

Distribution of MDMA

The consequences are even more serious if you are found guilty of manufacturing, distributing or selling Ecstasy.  Distribution of one ounce or more of Molly is a second degree crime. Possession with intent to distribute less than an ounce is a third degree crime. Second degree distribution of Ecstasy or the like results in a maximum fine of $150,000 and five (5) to ten (10) years in prison. Third degree distribution of MDMA or related drugs carries a fine as high as $75,000 and up to five (5) years in jail. The ramifications of this conduct is enhanced if it involves distribution in a school zone in Somerset County or possession with intent to distribute in public park. Distributing Ecstasy within 500 feet of a school triggers a mandatory period of parole ineligibility of at least three (3) years and as much as one-half of the term of imprisonment imposed. This is the minimum period of incarceration that must be served before the accused can be considered for parole. Selling Molly within 1,000 feet of a public park likewise triggers additional problems. A conviction results in a separate and additional second degree crime.

Somerville NJ MDMA Defense Attorney

With highways like Route 28, U.S. 78 and Interstate 287 all running through the town, Bound Brook has a much higher incident of MDMA possession and distribution than you might imagine. Other Somerset County municipalities with similar proximity and volume of Ecstasy charges include Bridgewater, Branchburg, Bedminster and Bernards. Whether you were arrested following a motor vehicle or traffic stop or on some other basis, our lawyers are equipped to effectively handle your Molly charge. A defense attorney in our Bridgewater office is available around the clock by calling 908-722-1011. Call us for the knowledgeable representation you deserve.