Ecstasy or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also referred to in popular culture as “Molly”, is considered a dangerous drug in the State of Texas. If you or a loved one was arrested in connection with Ecstasy, you’ll need a sharp criminal defense attorney on your side if you’re to avoid the worst of penalties.
A Skilled Houston Attorney for Ecstasy Cases
Houston criminal-defense attorney Mark W. Bennett has represented hundreds of Texans arrested for drug offenses, with a large number of those cases being related to X, or “tabs”, being found by police during traffic stops.
In fact, most ecstasy related drug charges in Houston stem from traffic stops. Drug arrests under these circumstances may give Attorney Mark W. Bennett a possible defense strategy based on the guarantees provided by the 4th Amendment against unlawful searches and seizures.
If you, a loved one, or a family member was arrested in Houston for the possession, manufacture, or distribution of Ecstasy, call our law office at 713-224-1747 for help. Attorney Mark Bennett will explain the details of the law as it relates to your case, and hopefully relieve a lot of the stress that accompanies such circumstances.
Criminal Penalties for Texas Ecstasy Convictions
|Under 1 Gram
||State Jail Felony
||Up to 2YR State Jail||$10,000|
|1 - 3.99g
||3rd Degree Felony
|4 - 199g
||2nd Degree Felony
||1st Degree Felony||5-99YR TDC||$10,000|
|400g or More
||Enh. 1st Degree Felony||10-99YR TDC||$10,000|
Ecstasy and Federal Law
Ecstasy is classified as a Schedule 1 drug per federal law, and carries serious criminal penalties for the convicted. Generally, local law enforcement will pursue and prosecute drug crimes involving Ecstasy, however, if a large amount of X-pills are discovered the United States Attorney’s Office may get involved, escalating the case to a federal level.
This can also occur if the defendant was arrested on federal property, like an airport or military installation, or if evidence shows interstate trafficking. We can help with federal drug cases as well.
Let’s Get Started On Your Defense Today!
Whether you’ve been criminally charged for a small amount of Ecstasy, or a massive amount, these offenses are always prosecuted as felonies. This guarantees jail time, and a serious need to fight for your freedom.
If you’re innocent of the charges against you it’s advised that you contact Attorney Mark Bennett, or another highly experienced drug crime lawyer in Houston as soon as possible for the best chance at beating the charge.
The longer you wait to contact an attorney about representing you, the more difficult it becomes to get legitimate or unaltered information about your case. Police reports can be edited, evidence can get lost or tainted, and witnesses often come down with acute amnesia. The faster you move, the better off you’ll be.
We’ll fight to keep you out of prison.
Call us at 713-224-1747 to get started.