Orlando Drug Arrest Attorneys

You may be aware that a drug with increasing popularity is MDMA. Also known as Molly or Ecstasy, MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a hallucinogenic drug that gives a euphoric high. If you are familiar with Molly, you also know that this is an illegal substance and you can be charged with a crime if found in possession of this controlled substance.

Florida Law Regarding MDMA Possession

Possession of Ecstasy (Molly/MDMA) is charged as a third-degree felony in Florida. This means that you are accused of possessing 10 grams of the drug or less. Even a microscopic trace of the drug is considered possession.

If you are found to be in possession of more than 10 grams of the drug, you will be facing more serious charges, such as possession with intent to distribute or even trafficking. These charges carry very serious penalties, even more severe than the punishments for possession of under 10 grams.

Consequences For A Conviction On An MDMA Possession Charge

Since possession of less than 10 grams of Ecstasy is a third-degree felony, the penalties you are facing include:

  • Up to five years in prison
  • Up to $5,000 in monetary fines
  • Up to five years of probation
  • Driver's license suspension for up to two years
  • Possible vehicle or property seizure or forfeiture

Based on Florida drug sentencing guidelines, i f you are in possession of more than 10 grams of MDMA, you will be facing trafficking charges and a mandatory minimum of three years in jail.

Defending Against MDMA Charges

Using our extensive experience in drug cases and our knowledge of the criminal justice system, we can put together a comprehensive defense on your behalf. Some of the types of defenses we may raise pertain to:

  • Illegal search and seizure: If the police had no right to search you, and this search led to the discovery of the Molly/MDMA, we may be able to argue that the drug was uncovered due to an illegal action by the police.
  • Lack of knowledge: If you had the drug but did not know what it was, we can argue that you had no idea what type of drug it was and were unaware that it was illegal to have it in your possession.
  • Guilt by proximity: If the drug was found near you, the police may assume it was yours. We can argue that it was not yours and you had no idea that it was there.

Contact a Drug Charge Lawyer at The Umansky Law Firm

Our Orlando drug charge lawyers are highly skilled at handling MDMA possession and other related charges. Whether you were arrested on the first time you were in possession of the drug or not, or even knew what the drug was that you were in possession of, we can begin constructing a strategy for your case from our initial review of your situation.

Contact us online or call The Umansky Law Firm at 407-228-3838 now to schedule your free case review.

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