Michigan Ecstasy Attorneys
If you have been charged with an Ecstasy-related drug crime in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Lansing, Oakland County, Grayling, Tawas or throughout Michigan, you should get an aggressive drug defense attorney. The criminal defense attorneys at Kronzek & Cronkright have decades of experience defending drug cases. You can reach us at (866) 766-5245.
Michigan Ecstasy Defense Lawyers
Ecstasy—also known as Molly, MDMA, E, or X—is the fourth most popular drug in the United States. Years ago, doctors used Ecstasy pills during psychotherapy sessions. In the early 1980’s, recreational use of Ecstasy rose in dance clubs. Ecstasy is now associated with rave parties and electronic dance music. In 1985, the federal government’s Drug Enforcement Agency worked with Congress to pass laws making Ecstasy illegal.
Today, these cases are prosecuted forcefully by both federal and state authorities. Ecstasy users report many side-effects including: self-acceptance, increased awareness, hyperactivity, lowered pain levels, and lessened aggression.
Approximately half an hour after taking Ecstasy, users begin feeling its effects. The sensations last for a few hours and then users experience a comedown that may include fatigue. Even short-term Ecstasy use causes memory loss (seen in about 70% of users). Ecstasy stays in the body for a significant amount of time and can be detected by testing blood, plasma, urine, hair, saliva, or sweat. Authorities will utilize these methods to determine if a suspect has used Ecstasy in the past.
Although some experts believe minimal use is not harmful, drug laws in Michigan are tough on Ecstasy use, Ecstasy possession, Ecstasy manufacturing and Ecstasy delivery.
“Molly” is a newer version of this designer drug that has shown up at raves and other electronic music events. A high quality and purified form of ecstasy or MDMA has often been referred to as “Molly” or other street names like “Meow Meow” and “Drone.” However, Molly is often found to be mixed with other drugs such as Methylone, Pentedrone, MDPV, 4-MMC, 4-MEC, and MePP. This lab-created mixture of chemicals is intended to mimic the effects of MDMA. Yet, the exact chemical composition and dosage of each compound varies widely between drug batches. In other words, the user has no idea what synthetic drugs he or she is actually taking. This is a rapidly evolving drug that is highly adulterated and being created into numerous dangerous and potentially deadly analogues.
Most of the chemicals in Molly are nervous system stimulants that cause euphoria. These also can cause high blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, and body temperature regulation issues. In addition, the compounds may cause psychosis, seizures, and intense panic attacks, including devastating depression as the drugs wear off. There are also many reported deaths associated with Molly usage as well.
Penalty for Ecstasy Use in Michigan
Ecstasy use is a misdemeanor and has the least harsh penalties of any Ecstasy-related drug crime. A person found guilty of Ecstasy use in Michigan can go to jail for up to a year, pay a fine of up to $2,000, or both.
Penalty for Possession of Ecstacy in Michigan
Ecstasy possession is a felony in Michigan. The sentence for Ecstasy possession can include prison for up to 10 years, a fine of up to $15,000, or both.
Penalty for Delivery and Manufacturing Ecstasy
Ecstasy manufacture, Ecstasy creation, Ecstasy delivery, or possession of Ecstasy with the intent to manufacture Ecstasy, create Ecstacy, or deliver Ecstasy are also felonies and the most serious Ecstasy crimes in Michigan. The offender could get up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $25,000, or both.
Enhanced Penalties for Ecstasy Crimes
Ecstasy drug penalties could be even more severe if any of the following occurred during the Ecstasy crime:
- Ecstasy delivery was to a minor •
- Ecstasy delivery took place at a school or within 1,000 feet of a school • Ecstasy manufacture occurred within 500 feet of a house, business, school, park, or church
- The offender has one or more prior drug convictions
Driver’s License Suspension for Ecstasy Convictions
Ecstasy crimes also affect the offender’s driving privileges, even when the offender was not driving at the time of the Ecstasy offense. An offender’s first drug conviction will result in a six month driver’s license suspension. If the offender has two or more drug convictions in the last seven years, they will receive a year’s suspension of their driver’s license. Additionally, the offender will pay fines to the State of Michigan.
The Ecstasy crimes discussed here are for those charged under Michigan’s drug laws. However, it is possible that a defendant could also be charged for an Ecstasy crime under federal law or a city ordinance. All Ecstasy charges should be taken seriously. It is important that you hire a tough, aggressive Michigan drug attorney to help you. The drug laws are incredibly complex and difficult to navigate without the assistance of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Michigan treats all Ecstasy crimes harshly. No one accused of an Ecstasy crime should attempt to handle their case without a good lawyer.
The law provides the maximum possible sentence and it is up to your attorney to fight for your rights and work to improve your situation. At Kronzek & Cronkright, we have successfully defended many types of drug charges throughout Michigan and would be pleased to assist you with your Michigan Ecstasy case.
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