Michigan Ecstasy Attorneys
On an increasing basis, Ecstasy is quickly becoming one of the more popular drugs right here in Michigan and in fact, all over the United States. Ecstasy is also referred to as Molly, MDMA, E, or X. Originally, Ecstasy was used by doctors during psychotherapy sessions.
Around the beginning of the 1980’s, Ecstasy became a commonly used recreational drug, used especially in dance clubs. Today, the drug continues to be associated with electronic dance music and rave parties. In 1985, the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) worked with Congress to make Ecstasy illegal. Still today, Ecstasy drug cases are prosecuted aggressively by state of Michigan prosecutors and by federal authorities.
How does Ecstasy affect the body?
A user will begin to feel the effects of Ecstasy around thirty minutes after ingesting the drug. Users will feel the sensations of the drug for a few hours, then they will come down with fatigue. Ecstasy stays in the user’s system for a a long amount of time, so authorities are easily able to detect it through the user’s blood, plasma, urine, hair, saliva and sweat.
“Molly” is a newer version of Ecstasy. It is currently popular at raves and electronic music events. Other street names for this more purified and higher quality version of Ecstasy are “Meow Meow” and “Drone.” More recently, Molly has been found mixed with other drugs like as Methylone, Pentedrone, MDPV, 4-MMC, 4-MEC and MePP. All of these other drugs are mixed in to mimic the effects of MDMA. Because illegal drug manufacturers are mixing Molly with so many other drugs, the very dangerous compounds and dosages vary from batch to batch.
What’s worse is that this means that Molly users don’t really know what they are getting and they may not know how much they can tolerate, what they can tolerate or how their body will react.
This makes Molly much more dangerous to take today and has led to numerous deaths in Michigan. Molly effects the human brain and nervous system to cause euphoria. This can also cause a rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, and body temperature regulation issues. In the worst cases, these dangerous mixtures cause psychosis, seizures, and intense panic attacks, including intense depression when the drugs wear off.
Using Ecstasy results in memory loss (seen in 70% of users), even for users who only experience the drug short-term. Still, Ecstasy users report temporary positive effects including self-acceptance, hyperactivity, lowered pain levels, increased awareness, and lessened aggression. Some experts believe that minimal use of Ecstasy isn’t dangerous. Other medical professionals believe it to be quite dangerous. In any evening, Michigan drug laws are harsh on Ecstasy use, Ecstasy possession, Ecstasy manufacture and Ecstasy delivery.
Penalty for Ecstasy Use
In Michigan, Ecstasy use carries the least harsh penalty of any Ecstasy-related drug crime. Still, Ecstasy use is a misdemeanor. If found guilty of Ecstasy use in Michigan, a person may face up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $2,000, or both.
Penalty for Possession of Ecstasy
In Michigan, Ecstasy possession is a felony crime. A person found guilty of Ecstasy possession may face up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $15,000, or both.
Penalty for Delivery and Manufacture of Ecstasy
Ecstasy delivery, Ecstasy manufacture, Ecstasy creation, or Ecstasy possession with the intent to manufacture, create, or deliver Ecstasy are felonies in Michigan. These are the most serious Ecstasy crimes and could result in up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $25,000, or both.
Enhanced Penalties for Ecstasy Crimes
The possible penalties that we’ve listed above are the basic, statutory criminal laws relating to Ecstasy under Michigan law. But sometimes, there are instances where criminal penalties for Ecstasy crimes could be even more severe. Examples of these cases are: Ecstasy was delivered to a minor; Ecstasy delivery occurred at a school or within 1,000 feet of a school; Ecstasy manufacture took place within 500 feet of a house, business, school, park, or church; the offender has had one or more previous drug convictions.
Driver’s License Suspension for Ecstasy Convictions
People convicted of an Ecstasy crime will face revocation of their Michigan driving privileges, in addition to all of the other penalties discussed. This applies even if the offender wasn’t driving while committing the Ecstasy crime. If this is the offender’s first drug crime, they will face a six-month driver’s license suspension. If the offender has committed at least one other drug crime in the previous seven years, then they will face a year-long driver’s license suspension. On top of everything else, the offender will also have to pay fines to the State of Michigan.
Michigan Ecstasy Attorneys
The Ecstasy related drug crimes that we talked about on this page pertain to Michigan drug laws. However, it is possible for an offender to face federal penalties for their Ecstasy drug crime. This means that an offender’s penalties could be significantly more harsh than what is discussed here.
All Ecstasy drug crimes are dangerous and very serious. They can change a person’s life forever. Because of this, if you are being investigated for, or charged with a drug crime here in Michigan, you need aggressive Michigan drug crime attorneys on your side.
Michigan takes drug crimes seriously and you should too. You should not try to defend yourself against a drug crime conviction, nor should you hire an attorney that does not have extensive experience in this kind of work. Only foolish people do that.
At The Kronzek Firm, we help clients with narcotics and Ecstasy-related crimes in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Oakland County, Livingston County, Washtenaw County and throughout Michigan. Our attorneys are ready to fight for you with decades of success representing clients charged with drug and narcotic crimes in Michigan. We are ready to help you today! Just call at (866)-7NoJail.
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