Ecstasy is considered an illegal drug. As a Schedule I Drug, it is highly addictive and has no medical use. Possession of ecstasy is considered a crime. In California, possessing ecstasy for sale is punishable by 16 months in county jail. But there are also fines and penalties for using, intending to sell, manufacturing, and distributing the drug.
What is Drug Distribution?
Drug distribution is defined as the sale, transfer, import, exchange or export of illegal drugs. To transport the drug means to move it from one location to another.
How Does California Define Transporting Ecstasy?
In California, transporting or selling ecstasy is defined as attempting or completing any of the offenses listed:
- Importing or transporting ecstasy into the state;
- Administering the drug in such way another person consumes it; or
- Giving ecstasy away to someone.
What is the Penalty for Selling Ecstasy?
Selling ecstasy is a felony. A convicted defendant can be punished with a fine of up to $10,000 and 2 to 4 years in prison, or 6 to 9 years if the ecstasy is transported across more than two county lines
But if the court knows that the defendant supplied ecstasy to someone they knew or should have known was:
- Previously convicted of a violent felony; or
- Being treated for a mental illness or a drug addiction.
Then the court will be inclined to impose the maximum punishment allowed under the law.
What are Some Defenses Available to Me Regarding This Charge?
Some common defenses used in ecstasy criminal cases are:
Should I Talk to a Lawyer about My Selling and Transporting Ecstasy Charge?
Yes. Talk to a California criminal lawyer about the best way to fight your drug charge.