Los Angeles Ecstasy Crime Lawyer
Criminal Attorney Defending Ecstasy Offenses in Los Angeles
A first offense for simple possession of ecstasy can be result in up to three years in a California state prison. However, if you are charged with possession of ecstasy for sale, you are facing a harsher sentence of up to four years in a state prison. It is important that you contact an experienced Los Angeles criminal attorney to help you. Due to our experience in dealing with ecstasy and other drug crime criminal charges, you may be able to avoid prison or jail time altogether and keep your record free from a conviction for possession of ecstasy, or possession of ecstasy with intent to sell.
Understanding Your Drug Crime Charges
Ecstasy (MDMA) is an illegal drug that gain its notoriety in the 1980's. It is usually taken as a pill or capsule, and acts both as a stimulant and hallucinogen. A drug crime that involves ecstasy can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the specifics of the drug offense. The amount of ecstasy involved in the arrest usually determines the type of charges and associated penalties.
A person arrested for even a small amount of ecstasy that could be considered "personal use," can still face prison time. However, defendants may be eligible for a drug diversion program if they enter guilty plea, and then complete the drug program requirements which normally involves some type of drug education instruction. In order to qualify for a drug diversion program, you must meet the following requirements:
- No prior felony convictions in the past 5 years
- No prior convictions for a drug crime
- The drug crime did not involve physical violence or a threat of violence
- The defendant has no history of having their parole or probation revoked
- The defendant was not previously enrolled in a drug diversion program in past 5 years
Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles
If you are now facing state or federal criminal charges that invokes ecstasy, including possession, possession for sale, manufacturing, distribution, trafficking, or transportation, you will need experienced Los Angeles defense lawyers at Cron, Israels & Stark. Our team has a history of providing aggressive legal defense. We have challenged the police officers' search and seizure techniques and have argued for the exclusion of the drug evidence based on an unconstitutional search or seizure.
Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony drug charges for simple possession or possession for sale of ecstasy, you deserve skillful legal representation by an experienced criminal defense lawyer. We will focus on protecting your constitutional rights, your freedom and your family. Our Los Angeles ecstasy attorneys will personally handle your drug case from start to finish. We will keep you informed throughout the progress of your case. To make an appointment with our ecstasy drug defense lawyers, just call our office to schedule a free case evaluation. You call will be handled discreetly and is strictly confidential.