Philadelphia Molly Possession Lawyer

As a Philadelphia molly possession lawyer will tell you, molly is believed to be short for “molecular,” referring to the crystalline or powder forms of MDMA.

The pill form of MDMA is more popularly known as ecstasy and has historically been a party drug popularly used in dance clubs and rave culture. MDMA was not even a recreational drug until the 1970s, when it rose to popularity in the dance club scene.

MDMA Is Classified as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance

MDMA is classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance. This means that the possession of MDMA, also known as molly, carries some of the most severe punishments available for drug charges. Molly possession falls under the federal sentencing guidelines.

While there is considerable variance in every case’s potential penalty, possession of MDMA will often result in several years behind bars. Representation by a Philadelphia molly possession lawyer can help to either mitigate your potential sentence or avoid one completely.

The first things your attorney will look at are the circumstances surrounding your arrest and the seizure of the drugs that were allegedly in your possession. There are two important principles that come into play with any drug conviction, described in detail below.

A Molly Search Has to Be Constitutional

Drugs, and any evidence, have to be seized in a constitutionally legal search. In order to determine whether the search conducted by the police on your vehicle or person was constitutional, we have to determine if there was probable cause for the police to stop you initially.

If there was no probable cause that can be demonstrated, the search becomes unconstitutional, and anything found in this kind of a search could be thrown out as inadmissible in a court of law. Without the drugs, there may not be a case left to prosecute.

Were the Drugs Yours?

In order to be convicted of a drug possession crime, the prosecutor has to demonstrate that the drugs were yours and that you knew they were illegal.

If we can demonstrate that there were other people in the house or car where the drugs were seized, then it becomes far easier to show that the drugs may not even belong to you.

Additionally, there are a number of different defenses that can be used for the possession of molly, including entrapment by law enforcement. The only way to determine the best defense for your case is to have a Philadelphia molly possession lawyer examine the circumstances surrounding the arrest.

The Penalties Can Be Severe

Possession of MDMA-based drugs such as ecstasy and molly can result in severe penalties that range from one year in prison and a $5,000 fine to three to five years in prison. It cannot be stressed enough that if you have been accused of a crime involving molly possession, you need to speak with a Philadelphia molly possession lawyer immediately.

Schedule a Consultation with a Philadelphia Molly Possession Lawyer

Conviction for any drug charge can have disastrous consequences for your future. Don’t risk your future wellbeing by attempting to fight molly possession charges alone.

Schedule a free consultation with a Philadelphia molly possession lawyer from Young, Marr & Associates. We can provide you with the best chance at mitigating your sentence or avoiding one altogether. Call us at (215) 701-6519.

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