Florida MDMA (Ecstasy) Trafficking Lawyers

Florida MDMA (Ecstasy) Trafficking LawyersThe synthetic drug MDMA, better known for the street names “ecstasy” and “molly,” is an increasingly popular party drug. Known for its euphoric high and hallucinogenic effects, people across various demographics use this drug recreationally, often while attending “raves” or dance parties. No matter how it’s used, it’s essential to know that trafficking in MDMA is a first-degree felony subject to severe, life-altering punishment. 

If you have been arrested or charged with trafficking molly or ecstasy, it is essential to your freedom that you secure legal representation immediately. The Florida drug crime attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm have represented and defended countless clients against trafficking charges for many drugs, including MDMA. Don’t wait to contact them to learn how they can help resolve your legal situation while protecting your freedom and best interests. 

How Is Trafficking in MDMA Defined Under Florida Law?

The high addiction risk and substantial health danger that MDMA presents for users make it a Schedule I drug under state and federal levels. As a consequence, trafficking in MDMA is considered a first-degree felony subject to minimum mandatory prison sentences. 

According to Florida Statute § 893.135(1)(k)(1), anyone who possesses, sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into the State of Florida 10 grams of MDMA commits a felony of the first-degree and may be charged with trafficking in phenethylamines. 

The length of a prison term sentence depends on the weight of the drug. It’s important to note that the prosecution considers the weight of the active ingredient within the drug and the mixture and pill casing of the drug. While 10 grams of MDMA may seem like a large quantity, it is not. Even one pill with MDMA that weighs 10 grams may constitute first-degree felony trafficking charges.

Penalties for MDMA Trafficking 

Whether you face charges in Orlando or anywhere in Florida, you could face harsh penalties for trafficking in MDMA. The potential penalties depend on various factors, including the amount of ecstasy or molly involved and your criminal background. 

In Florida, criminal penalties for MDMA trafficking include: 

  • Possession of between 10 and 200 grams: Mandatory minimum prison sentence of 3 years and fines up to $50,000
  • Possession of between 200 and 400 grams: Mandatory minimum prison sentence of 7 years and fines up to $100,000
  • Possession of between 400 grams and 30 kilograms: Mandatory minimum prison sentence of 15 years and fines up to $500,000

In addition to these penalties, a conviction will lead to a revocation of your driver’s license for one year. If you have a professional license that allows you to practice in a particular profession, this license may also be suspended. For these reasons and more, it is essential to secure qualified legal representation to fight trafficking charges and safeguard your future and freedom. 

Defense Strategies Against MDMA Trafficking Charges

At The Umansky Law Firm, our drug crime defense lawyers use their extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience in drug cases to build a robust defense in your favor that’s based on the facts. 

Our ultimate objective is to have the drug charges you face entirely dismissed. However, we are prepared to aggressively defend our clients in trial using various defense strategies that may be effective in your case, including: 

  • Illegal search and seizure: Law enforcement surpassed their authority by convincing you to agree to a search or coercing you to consent to a search. 
  • Insufficient evidence: The number of drugs you were caught with was not enough to justify the trafficking charges. 
  • Lack of probable cause: Police did not have probable cause to stop or apprehend you.
  • Entrapment: Undercover law enforcement acted illegally by persuading you to participate in illegal actions that you would not have participated in otherwise. 
  • Substantial assistance: A judge may suspend or reduce the sentence for trafficking if you assist law enforcement in identifying or arresting others involved in the crime.

It’s the prosecutor’s responsibility to prove that you were in possession of MDMA, which is not always an easy task. For you to be found guilty of MDMA trafficking, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were in possession of the drug. In other words, law enforcement officers must have found the drug on you or in your presence, and you must have been aware that it was MDMA and had control over the drug. 

Speak with a Skilled Florida MDMA Trafficking Defense Lawyer Today 

Our Florida drug crime attorneys are highly experienced at handling MDMA trafficking and other similar drug charges at The Umansky Law Firm. Whether it’s your first brush with the law or you’re a repeat offender, we are ready to help devise a thoughtful and effective defense for your case based on the facts. With top reviews from Super Lawyers and a 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating, we are more than capable of taking care of your case. 

To speak with an experienced drug crime defense lawyer about your trafficking in MDMA case, schedule a free case review by completing a contact form or calling 407-228-3838.