Minneapolis & St. Paul Criminal Lawyer
If you go to a club, there is a good chance that there is someone there with Ecstasy. It is a popular club drug in the Twin Cities and is called a “designer drug.” People will take it at raves and dance clubs because of the effect that it has on them and how it alters their experience.
However, Ecstasy is classified as a methamphetamine, which means that it is a controlled substance and the possession, sell, distribution, and trafficking of it is subject to controlled substance charges, which are very serious.
If you have been accused of a crime related to Ecstasy, it is important to call your Minneapolis drug crimes lawyer as soon as possible so you can defend yourself against the charges. Even if you are guilty of the crime you are accused of, that still doesn’t mean that you should pay the maximum penalties for the act. If you are like many people charged with an Ecstasy-related crime, this is your first offense.
Aggressive Criminal Defense
If Ecstasy is trafficked over state lines, then it is considered a federal offense and that means the matter moves to federal courts. The federal court system is much different from the Minnesota court system, as it is more aggressive and the penalties are more serious if convicted. It is important to have an attorney who is experienced with the federal court system in case your case makes it to federal court.
Many times, the matter remains in the state courts because no drugs were carried over state lines. A person may be found in possession of it, but they could also be found selling it or distributing it to other people. The nature of the crime, how much of the drug is in possession or being sold, and who it is being sold to are all factors that influence the exact charge that will dictate the penalty.
Through the aggressive representation of your attorney, you can avoid the maximum penalties. If you face the matter on your own, you could face the maximum and, in some cases, the maximum is years in prison. Even simply possessing Ecstasy can have some very serious consequences.
Securing A Better Future For You
By showing the facts in the matter, your St. Paul drug crimes lawyer can secure a better outcome for you. All of the alternative sentencing options will be explored so that you can go home as soon as possible. Depending on the exact crime, it may be found that a diversion program is the best fit. The goal is to receive the best possible outcome for the client.
Contact A Minneapolis Drug Crimes Attorney
Ecstasy is an illegal recreational drug that people will possess, sell, give away to others, and even traffic across state lines. If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime related to ecstasy, it is important to call an attorney as soon as possible so you can defend your rights and know your options. To learn more about those options and to discuss your case, call the Anderson Law Firm, PLLC at 952-582-2904 for a free consultation.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Please contact attorney Kirk Anderson for an initial consultation.