MDMA / Ecstasy Charges

The drug 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine is more commonly known as Ecstasy or MDMA, but it can also be referred to simply as “E,” “X,” or “XTC.” Possession of this drug is illegal in most countries as well as throughout the United States, including Texas.

While Texas Health and Safety Code Annotated § 481.103 includes Ecstasy in Penalty Group 2, federal law lists MDMA as a Schedule I controlled substance. This means that any charges relating to possession of the drug can have very serious consequences, including heavy fines and a lengthy term of imprisonment.

Dallas MDMA / Ecstasy Charges Lawyer

If you are facing any sort of charges relating to possession of Ecstasy, you should immediately seek legal representation. Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy defends the rights of clients in Dallas County and multiple communities in Ellis County, Tarrant County, Johnson County, Wise County, Denton County, Collin County, and Rockwall County.

Richard C. McConathy is licensed to practice in Texas courts as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and Brian A. Bolton is a former Chief Prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. They can review your case when you call (972) 233-5700 or complete an online form right now to take advantage of a free, confidential consultation.


Dallas County MDMA / Ecstasy Charges Overview


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Texas MDMA / Ecstasy Possession Charges

Penalties and offense classifications for simple MDMA possession depend on the weight involved:

Amount

Classification

Penalties

Less than 1 gram

State Jail Felony

Mandatory minimum of 180 days up to two years in county jail and fines of up to $10,000

1 gram or more, but less than 4 grams

Third-Degree Felony

Mandatory minimum of two years up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000

4 grams, but less than 400 grams

Second-Degree Felony

Mandatory minimum of two years up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000

400 grams or more

Enhanced First-Degree Felony

Mandatory minimum of five years up to life sentence in prison and fines of up to $50,000


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Delivering, Manufacturing, or Possessing With Intent to Deliver MDMA / Ecstasy Charges

If you are facing Ecstasy charges relating to the delivery, manufacturing, or possession with intent to deliver, you may be facing more serious penalties, depending on the weight of the drugs seized:

Amount

Classification

Penalties

Less than 1 gram

State Jail Felony

Mandatory minimum of 180 days up to two years in county jail and fines of up to $10,000

1 gram or more, but less than 4 grams

Second-Degree Felony

Mandatory minimum of two years up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000

4 grams, but less than 400 grams

First-Degree Felony

Mandatory minimum of five years up to life sentence in prison and fines of up to $10,000

400 grams or more

Enhanced First-Degree Felony

Mandatory minimum of 10 years up to life sentence in prison and fines of up to $100,000


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Aggravating Factors in Dallas MDMA / Ecstasy Charges

It should be noted that the level of offense may be enhanced if the alleged offender was arrested for delivering, manufacturing, or possessing with intent to deliver Ecstasy in a Drug-Free Zone. These can include:

  • On a school bus
  • Within 300 feet of:
    • Public swimming pool
    • Video arcade
  • Within 1,000 feet of:
    • Institution of higher learning
    • Playground
    • Private youth center
    • Public youth center
    • School
    • School board

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Defenses to MDMA / Ecstasy Charges in Texas

If you are facing any type of MDMA offense, some of the possible defenses that can help result in a reduction or dismissal of the charges against you may include, but are not limited to:

  • Crime lab analysis errors
  • Ecstasy belonged to another person
  • Entrapment
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Inaccurate amount of MDMA
  • Improperly obtained search warrant
  • Lack of evidence
  • Lack of probable cause
  • Missing Ecstasy

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Find an MDMA / Ecstasy Charges Lawyer in Dallas

Drug charges in Texas can have devastating effects on the personal and professional lives of alleged offenders. If you have been accused of any sort of MDMA crime, you should immediately contact Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy.

We help people all over the greater Dallas area, including Allen, Arlington, Balch Springs, Carrolton, Denton, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, Mesquite, McKinney, Plano, and Richardson. Call (972) 233-5700 today to let our skilled Dallas criminal defense attorneys review your case during a free, confidential consultation. 


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