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Aggressively Fighting Ecstasy And Molly Charges
Ecstasy and Molly are two of the names for Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), a synthetic hallucinogen. People often buy Ecstasy and Molly from dealers on the street. They can also purchase it over the internet.
Synthetic drug laws come with stiff penalties. Whether you are facing state or federal charges, you want an aggressive, intelligent drug crimes defense. At Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale, our team of attorneys work together to fight the charges against you. With more than 35 years of combined experience, we know how to fight the government at the state and federal level.
The Penalties Are Harsh
Due to the potential danger of these drugs, the government takes these cases seriously. Under Florida law, possessing up to 10 grams of Molly and Ecstasy a third-degree felony. The penalties for a conviction may include:
- A prison sentence of up to five years
- A fine of $5,000
- Five years of probation
- Two-year driver's license suspension
These are harsh penalties, especially for someone who is only a user. Nonviolent, first-time offenders and people with drug addictions may be eligible for diversionary programs such as drug court. Getting into one of these programs may be beneficial because their purpose is on treatment, not punishment. We can work diligently to get you into a diversionary program if you meet the criteria.