Somerset County NJ Ecstasy Possession Lawyer
If you have been arrested and charged with the possession of Molly, MDMA or Ecstasy in Somerset or Hunterdon County, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. Ecstasy, which was a very popular club drug in the early 2000’s has since been replaced by its counterpart, Molly. Molly is basically a purer form of Ecstasy, in other words, it is in essence pure MDMA. That is why Molly has become one of the more popular drugs among party goers in New Jersey. Whether you were charged with the possession of Molly, MDMA or Ecstasy, you will be facing a third degree felony in New Jersey. Conversely, if it is alleged that you possessed with the intent to distribute, distributed and/or manufactured MDMA then you will be facing either a first, second or third degree felony offense. Regardless of the offense and regardless of the underlying degree, these are very serious charges and should not be taken lightly. If you would like to set up an initial consultation with one of our Somerset County criminal defense attorneys about your options then please contact us at 908-533-1064.
Keith Oliver Criminal Law defends clients accused of various drug offenses in courts throughout Somerset and Hunterdon County including clients charged with the possession of Molly, the possession of cocaine, the distribution of heroin, the possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and the possession of heroin. Our Somerset County criminal defense attorneys fully comprehend what a felony drug conviction let alone a lengthy jail sentence someone can to do to someone’s life. As such, we are dedicated to making sure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to defending our clients. We will aggressively challenge the evidence presented against you in order to obtain a favorable outcome. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation today then please contact us at 908-533-1064. We can go over the specific facts of your case and we will give you our honest feedback on how we think we can be of assistance. Our office serves all of Somerset and Hunterdon County, including towns like Manville, Raritan, Clinton, Hillsborough, North Plainfield, Watchung, Bridgewater, Readington, Flemington, Franklin and Somerville. So, if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Hunterdon County NJ MDMA Possession Attorney
All MDMA possession charges will be governed by NJSA 2C:35-10a(1). This is the same subsection of the New Jersey criminal code that covers all other drug offenses. The statute is rather straightforward, it states in pertinent part:
It is unlawful for any person knowingly or purposely, to obtain or to possess, actually or constructively, a controlled dangerous substance.
One of the key areas to look at when defending a possession charge in New Jersey is the underlying search and/or seizure. Depending on the facts surround the search, a Defendant may have had their constitutional rights violated. If that is the case, a suppression motion can be filed and if successful, the charges may ultimately be dismissed outright. Also, another angle to look to exploit could be the underlying possession theory. Meaning, is the prosecution seeking to prove “possession” by trying to establish actual possession, constructive possession or joint possession. These are just a few areas the criminal defense attorneys at Keith Oliver Criminal Law will look to exploit.
Will I go to Jail for Possessing Ecstasy?
All ecstasy, molly and MDMA possession charges are third degree felony offenses in New Jersey. That is regardless of whether it is a trace amount or substantial quantity. With that being said, more often than not, if a Defendant is caught possessing more than a couple grams, they will be charged with possession with intent as opposed to simple possession. A third degree felony drug possession charge will subject a Defendant to a potential five year prison sentence, a fine up to $35,000 and a felony criminal record. With that being said, a Defendant may be eligible for the Pretrial Intervention Program. This is a diversionary program that may allow for a Defendant to not only walk away without a criminal record but without ever serving a day in jail. For more information on Molly possession charges and the Pretrial Intervention Program, then please contact us at 908-533-1064.
Charged with Distributing MDMA in Somerville NJ
Whether a Defendant is charged with possessing MDMA with the intent to distribute, distributing MDMA or manufacturing of MDMA, it will be governed by NJSA 2C:35-5. Although the penalties are the same regardless of the specific conduct alleged, these are basically three different offenses and require the prosecution to prove drastically different facts. Here is breakdown of what the prosecution must prove in order to obtain a conviction for each section.
|Possession of MDMA with the Intent to Distribute||The prosecution must establish that the Defendant possessed or had under their control, a specific quantity of MDMA/Molly/Ecstasy and that they had the intent to distribute that MDMA/Molly/Ecstasy.|
|MDMA Distribution||The prosecution must establish that the Defendant knowingly or purposely distributed a specific quantity of MDMA/Molly/Ecstasy.|
|MDMA Manufacturing||The prosecution must establish that the Defendant knowingly or purposely manufactured the MDMA/Molly/Ecstasy.|
Will I go to Jail for Distributing MDMA in NJ?
As touched upon earlier, MDAM distribution charges can either a first, second or third degree felony offense. The quantity of MDMA seized will dictate what degree a Defendant is actually charged with. Also, the degree will dictate what type of penalties a Defendant will be facing. Here is another chart that will breakdown the different degrees and the potential penalties if convicted.
|1st Degree||More than 5 Ounces of MDMA/Molly/Ecstasy|| |
|2nd Degree||More than 1/2 Ounce but |
Less than 5 Ounces of MDMA/Molly/Ecstasy
|3rd Degree||Less than 1/2 Ounce of MDMA/Molly/Ecstasy|| |
Franklin NJ MDMA Lawyer
If you have been charged with a crime like the possession of marijuana, the distribution of heroin, the possession of methamphetamine, aggravated assault, eluding, driving while intoxicated or any other offense for that matter in Somerset or Hunterdon County, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. Our office is well aware that no two cases let alone no two clients are the same. As such, we pride ourselves on being able to adapt our representation in order to fulfill our clients needs. We appear in courts in towns throughout Somerset County, including South Bound Brook, Readington, Warren, Bernards, Bedminster, Bound Brook, Montgomery and Fair Hills. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation today, then please contact us at 908-533-1064. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs.