Ecstasy Laws in California
Ecstasy is considered a schedule I drug and possession of any schedule I drug are very severe and can result in up to 10 years or more in prison.
With our combined 75 years of experience and our aggressive legal strategies, A Los Angeles drug crime defense attorney at our law firm know exactly how to handle possession of a schedule I drug cases. Our Possession of Ecstasy Attorney in Los Angeles CA will review your case in detail and come up with a defense strategy to have the charges reduced or dismissed.
MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a controlled substance also known as ecstasy. Possession of ecstasy in California is a wobbler offense, meaning that it can be charged either a as misdemeanor or a felony depending of the circumstances and criminal history of the person being charged.
Possessing ecstasy for personal use may result in up to one year in jail or state prison if charged as a misdemeanor or 16 months and up to 3 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if charged as a felony. Only an experienced Possession of Ecstasy Defense Attorney in Beverly Hills CA can have such a charge reduced or dismissed.
Diversion may be an option. Diversion allows you to enter a conditional plea and once the diversion program is completed then the plea is set aside and no criminal record is received.
To be eligible for a diversion you must meet all 6 criteria:
(1) you have no priors involving controlled substances.
(2) The offense charged did not involve a crime of violence or threatened violence
(3) There is no evidence of other violations relating to narcotics or restricted dangerous drugs
(4) Your record does not show revocation of probation or parole without completion
(5) Your record does not show that you have successfully completed or been terminated from diversion within five years prior to the alleged charge.
(6) You have no prior felony conviction within five years.
If you are facing possession with intent to sell ecstasy charges, diversion is not an option, and you may face up to 3 years in jail. Make sure you contact our office to discuss your case. We offer Free Case Evaluations to our clients. Our lawyers are experienced in this area, and we will explain your charges and your options in detail.
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