MDMA / Ecstasy Arrests

The drug 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine is more commonly known as Ecstasy / 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.

MDMA / Ecstasy

MDMA / Ecstasy Arrests Defense Lawyer in Irving, Dallas, Carrolton, Richardson, TX

If you are facing any sort of charges relating to possession of Ecstasy / MDMA, contact the Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy today at (972) 233-5700 for a consultation about your alleged offense in Irving, Dallas, Carrolton, Richardson, and surrounding areas of Dallas County, Texas. Our firm will work to potentially get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed.

 

Texas MDMA / Ecstasy Possession Charges

Penalties and offense classifications for simple Ecstasy / 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

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

 

 

Aggravating Factors in Dallas MDMA / Ecstasy Charges

It should be noted that the level of the offense may be enhanced if the alleged offender was arrested for delivering, manufacturing, or possessing with intent to deliver Ecstasy / MDMA 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

Defenses to MDMA / Ecstasy Charges in Texas

If you are facing any type of Ecstasy / 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

Find A Dallas County Defense Attorney for MDMA / Ecstasy Charges | Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy

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 us.

Contact the Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy today at (972) 233-5700 for a consultation about your alleged offense in Irving, Dallas, Carrolton, Richardson, and surrounding areas of Dallas County, Texas. Our firm will work to potentially get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed.

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