Nashville MDMA and Ecstasy Charges Attorney
MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, is classified as a Schedule I drug in Tennessee. This means MDMA is regarded under the law as “highly addictive” and “serving no medical purpose.” It is classified as such with other drugs the law deems dangerous, despite analysis from medical experts who believe the minimal use of MDMA is not harmful. Law enforcement takes the drug very seriously as a result, and the penalties that could follow being caught with the drug are extremely harsh. That’s why it’s important to equip yourself with the best possible team of defense attorneys to work on your case. At Horst Law, we understand the stress you’re under, are well-versed in the law, and know there are many viable defenses.
In Tennessee, police officers are known to aggressively pursue dealers and even recreational users. The penalties, in either case, are severe and will drastically affect your life, so get in touch with an attorney on our team as soon as you can.
Penalties for MDMA/Ecstasy Possession
A person who “knowingly” possesses or casually exchanges the controlled substance would be found guilty of simple possession of MDMA. This is a Class A misdemeanor. The penalties associated with it are much lower than a felony charge, which occurs when a person knowingly sells, delivers, or manufactures ecstasy. The punishment will vary according to the amount of MDMA in question if the jury finds this to be true beyond a reasonable doubt. Here are some of the charges associated with the felony count:
- Under 26 grams: 8-30 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000 (Class B Felony)
- 26 grams or more: 8-30 years in prison and a fine of up to $200,000 (Class B Felony)
- 300 grams or more: 60 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 (Class A Felony)
A jury must believe you had the express intent to sell, deliver, or produce the drug in order for you to be convinced of felony sale, delivery, or manufacture. However, felony charges are serious and must be fought by tough attorneys with experience defending their clients against difficult drug charges.
Contact us today!
We understand there is a lot of information surrounding MDMA laws in Tennessee, and the specific details of your case might make the relevant information even more complicated or confusing. If you have been charged with an MDMA-related crime, you need a competent attorney you can trust on your side. We have experience successfully defending our clients on drug charges, and we will work hard to do the same for you. Contact Horst Law today by calling (615) 403-2971 to discuss your case.