Possession of Ecstasy with Intent to Deliver/Distribute
Criminal Defense Lawyer Representing Those in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Throughout Michigan Charged with Possession of Ecstasy with Intent to Distribute
Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, is a drug that while used mostly as a 'fun' party drug that enhances feelings of happiness, is dangerous and fought with a vengeance by Michigan police and prosecutors. Detroit is a city widely known as an entryway for drugs coming into the U.S. from Canada, where it comes across the border in huge quantities. Those accused of ecstasy possession with the intent to deliver or distribute will face extremely harsh penalties if convicted. At Grabel & Associates, our Michigan drug crimes attorneys vigorously defend the legal rights and freedom of our clients.
Ecstasy is a Schedule 1 Drug in Michigan
Schedule 1 drugs are considered those with the highest potential for addiction and/or abuse. Ecstasy falls in this schedule, which means those who are convicted of drug crimes involving the drug face harsh punishment, which may include prison time, substantial fines, and a criminal record among other penalties. As the fourth most popular drug in the United States today, ecstasy is one that serves no medical purpose and is not accepted for medical use. If you are caught with ecstasy and the amount you possess is substantial enough that police or prosecutors suspect you intend to deliver or distribute the drug, you must obtain a highly skilled lawyer who will work to keep you out of prison.
Michigan Ecstasy Possession Arrest
Using ecstasy is a misdemeanor crime which can leave those convicted facing up to one year in jail and fines of up to $2,000. However, when you are arrested for possession or possession with intent to deliver, it is considered a felony crime thus the penalties increase substantially. Possession of ecstasy will result in penalties of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of as much of $15,000. Add intent to deliver or distribute into the mix, and the penalties become severe. According to Michigan Penal Code 333.7401, those convicted of ecstasy possession with intent to deliver or distribute (sell) will be subject to fines of up to $25,000 and/or 20 years in jail. These are the penalties if you are found in possession of 50 to 450 grams; those convicted of possession of ecstasy with intent in which more than 1,000 grams is involved may possibly face fines of up to $1,000,000 and life in prison.
Other factors also affect how severe the penalties will be for convicted individuals. These factors include previous drug crime convictions, whether you are accused of delivering to a minor, and where drug transactions take place, such as within close proximity of a school, church, park, or business. Any of these factors could mean an enhanced sentence. If you or someone you know has been arrested for ecstasy possession with intent to deliver, the professionals at Grabel & Associates will use their skill, experience and aggressive approach to obtain the best possible outcome.
Do Not Talk to the Police Without First Calling an Aggressive Michigan Drug Crimes Attorney
If you have ever listened to someone being read their Miranda warning on television or even in person, you know that it is a fact that what you say can and will be used against you. This is why it is imperative that you do not speak with police or prosecutors without the presence of your lawyer. Whether you are arrested by state or federal law enforcement and charged with possession of ecstasy with intent to sell or deliver, make it clear that you desire legal representation. Police and prosecutors have a talented way of taking anything you may say out of context, so it is essential that you remain silent.
When you need legal representation for a drug crime case in Michigan, it's important that you choose a team of attorneys who are highly recognized and known for winning drug cases. At Grabel & Associates, we are 100% dedicated to securing the best possible results for our clients. We are recognized as one of Michigan's most effective criminal defense law firms, and our track record speaks to our ability to get good results.
We understand how complex cases involving drugs can be, and know that for most people, being arrested and charged with a drug offense is a frightening and stressful time. We will work to explain the process to you, and explore all legal options so that you can make the best decision regarding which legal action is best for your particular situation. We vigorously pursue justice, and will find any potential weaknesses in the prosecutor's case, developing a powerful and effective defense strategy.
Our Michigan lawyers for possession of ecstasy with intent are capable and ready to take on your case. Contact Grabel & Associates today at 1-800-342-7896. We are available 24/7, so call now to speak with an experienced case analyst.