Ecstasy Charges in California

San Diego Drug Attorney Explains Penalties for MDMA Offenses

If you have been arrested for ecstasy possession or sale, then you may be facing felony charges. Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, is a Schedule I drug, and therefore penalties for a conviction are serious. Fortunately, you have the option to obtain dedicated defense from my firm, Kern Law, APC. My priority is to provide tough representation and compassionate support for my clients who have been charged with a drug-related offense. Having worked as a San Diego drug attorney for over a decade, I am well-equipped to defend your ecstasy charges, no matter how complex.

Penalties for Ecstasy Possession

According to CA Health & Safety Code 11377, personal possession of ecstasy is a wobbler offense, meaning it may be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on your prior history and the amount of the drug found.

  • Misdemeanor charge: a year in prison and up to $1,000 in fines
  • Felony charge: 16 months-3 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines

Penalties for Intent to Sell

According to CA Health and Safety Code 11378, intending to sell ecstasy is a felony charge, punishable by up to three years in prison and a maximum of $10,000 in fines. Prosecutors may elevate a possession charge for ecstasy to intent to sell if you are found with a large amount of the drug, or it is packaged for sale.

Penalties for Transportation & Sale

CA Health and Safety Code 11379 states that selling or transporting ecstasy is a felony offense, punishable by up to 4 years in prison and fines of $10,000. If you were transporting it over more than 2 county lines, then the jail time may be elevated to 9 years.

Contact Kern Law, APC

If you've been charged with possession of ecstasy, then call Kern Law, APC. I will provide an honest assessment of your situation and tell you what you can expect from your case. There are a number of effective defense strategies that I may use on your behalf, so contact my firm to find out more! I offer a free case evaluation for those who want to discuss their case with a San Diego drug defense attorney!

About Ecstasy

Ecstasy, or MDMA, is a hallucinogenic drug that is often taken for mood enhancement. It comes in the form of a pill and is known colloquially as Mandy, Molly, Adam, XTC, and Roll.

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