Molly Charges? Drug Defense Lawyer Sarasota

Charged with possession, trafficking or under the influence of Molly?

What is Molly?

Originally the UK term "Mandy" and the US term "Molly" refer to the chemical drug MDMA that was relatively free of adulterants. MDMA is the active ingredient the drug Ecstasy. Today's Molly is most often not pure MDMA -- in the last few years, the drug has become a mixture of lab-created chemicals.

The DEA says only 13% of the Molly seized in New York state the last four years actually contained any MDMA, and even then it often was mixed with other drugs. The drugs frequently found in Molly are Methylone, MDPV, 4-MEC, 4-MMC, Pentedrone and MePP.

What does Molly do?

The lab-created chemicals in Molly mimic the effects of MDMA; most of them are central nervous system stimulants that cause euphoric highs. A typical dose of 100 to 125 mg lasts four to six hours.

Who is using Molly?

Molly is typically marketed to young and first-time drug users. They most likely believe they are taking MDMA (Ecstasy) and unaware that Molly has other synthetic chemicals either added or that MDMA has been completely replaced.

Is Molly Illegal?

Yes. Congress passed the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act in July 2012, which controlled 26 compounds by name. But there are hundreds of compounds, and every time the government makes one illegal, chemists alter the formula slightly to make it a substance that is no longer controlled. MDMA is designated as a Schedule I controlled substance, which recognizes high potential for abuse and Molly or MDMA have no accepted medical use in the United States.

Possession of Molly:

It is a Third Degree Felony to possess less than ten (10) grams of MDMA.Possession of Molly (MDMA) is classified as a Third Degree Felony and is assigned a Level 3 offense severity. If convicted of Possession of Molly (MDMA), a judge can impose any combination of the following penalties:
Five years of probation
Five years in prison
A fine of up to a $5,000

Driver's License Suspension Pursuant to Florida Statute 322.055, any person convicted of Possession of MDMA will have their driver's license or driving privilege revoked for two years by the Florida DHSMV.

Trafficking Molly:

Possession of ten (10) grams or more of MDMA is prosecuted as Trafficking in MDMA.
Under Florida Statute 893.135(1)(c)(1), the crime of Trafficking in MDMA (Molly or Ecstacy) occurs when a person:Knowingly possesses, sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or transports;10 grams or more of any mixture containing MDMA.

If you or a family member have been arrested or charged with a MDMA, Molly or Ecstasy related charge there are many defense opportunities. Often young people are not aware of the serious charges related to these drugs.

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