Our experienced criminal defense attorneys represent clients against State and Federal criminal charges in Mercer County, NJ, from Speeding and DUI offenses to Aggravated Assault and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders GET A FREE CONSULTATION
Mercer County NJ Possession of MDMA Attorneys
While the number of ecstasy possession arrests have been on the decline over the years, the possession of Molly arrests has been on a steady rise. Molly, which is basically MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, is a popular drug among night clubbers and college students. Since Molly is considered a schedule I narcotic, anyone caught possessing it will be charged with a third degree felony drug offenses, regardless if they had a trace amount or an 1/2 ounce. With major universities like the College of New Jersey, Princeton, Rider and Mercer County Community College being located inside the county, it should be no surprise to hear that Molly arrests have been on the rise over the years in Mercer County. If you have been charged with possessing molly, possessing marijuana, possessing heroin with the intent to distribute, possessing cocaine and distributing cocaine in Mercer County, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. Our team of Mercer County drug possession defense lawyers possess the skill set and knowledge needed to fight to protect your rights. Mr. Oliver’s and Mr. Proetta’s entire careers have been dedicated to defending those arrested and charged with criminal offenses in towns throughout New Jersey. We routinely represent client’s accused of various drug offenses in courts throughout Mercer County. Our attorneys defend clients accused of possessing molly in courts throughout the county including the Mercer County Superior Court, the Hamilton Municipal Court, the Lawrence Municipal Court, the Princeton Municipal Court, the West Windsor Municipal Court and the Trenton Municipal Court. If you would like to discuss your options with one of our experienced Mercer County drug defense lawyers then please contact us at (609)789-0779.
Lawrence NJ MDMA Possession Attorneys
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1): Molly Charges in Robbinsville NJ
Since Molly falls under a schedule I narcotic, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1) will be the governing statute. N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1) states in pertinent part that “It is unlawful for any person knowingly or purposely, to obtain or to possess, actually or constructively, a controlled dangerous substance.” Therefore, in order to obtain a conviction for this offense, all that the State would need to prove is the that the Defendant knowingly possessed Molly and that it was in fact Molly. With that being said, there are several key angles in which an experienced criminal defense lawyer can seek to attack. For more information on that, please see below.
Ways to Defend Possession of Molly Charges in NJ
The first angle would be to attack the underlying search and/or seizure. Almost every single drug arrest revolves around some form of a search or seizure. If that is the case, then an experienced Mercer County drug possession defense attorney can seek to attack the underlying search or seizure during a suppression hearing. If successful, the underlying possession charges may have to be dismissed. The second angle to attack would be the “possession” aspect of the case. The State can attempt to prove “possession” under a few different theories, including actual possession, constructive possession and joint possession. Outside of the actual possession theory, an experienced drug possession defense attorney could have a rather significant angle to attack. If you have been accused of possessing molly or ecstasy in Mercer County, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. If you would like to speak to one of our Trenton, New Jersey drug defense lawyers please contact us at (609)789-0779.
What are the Penalties for Possessing Molly in NJ?
As touched upon above, since both Molly and ecstasy are schedule I narcotics, anyone caught possessing it will be charged with a third degree felony drug offense. Anyone convicted of a third degree drug offense could be facing anywhere from three to five years in a State Prison, a fine up to $35,000, community service, probation, a felony drug criminal record and up to a two year loss of driving privileges. With that being said, New Jersey has created a few different programs, which some of them, if taken advantage of, could not only keep a Defendant out of jail but without a record as well. Those programs include Drug Court, Pretrial Intervention and the Conditional Discharge Program. For more information on these programs, including a Defendant’s eligibility, please contact our Mercer County drug lawyers at (609)789-0779.
Molly Possession Lawyer in Princeton NJ
A felony drug conviction can be absolutely devastating to an individual’s future. Outside of the potential jail time and high fines, anyone scarred with a felony drug record could have a very difficult time obtaining meaningful employment. If you have been charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, marijuana distribution, possession of Xanax or any other drug offense for that matter in Mercer County, we can help. Our attorneys have been appearing in courts throughout Mercer County for almost a decade now. If you would like to come into our office for a face to face consultation then please contact us directly at (609)789-0779. We are available 24/7 to help assist in anyway that we can.