Orlando Sales or Delivery of MDMA Lawyers
Florida Statute 893.13(1)(a)(1) makes it a criminal offense to sell, manufacture, or deliver MDMA, also known as ecstasy or molly. Those who possess this illegal substance with the intention of selling, manufacturing, or distributing the drug will face the same criminal charges. As experienced Orlando drug crimes lawyers, we know the tactics prosecutors often use to charge those who possess MDMA or other illicit drugs with a more serious offense such as sales, delivery, or even trafficking. At Adams & Luka our top priority is protecting our clients' legal rights and freedom while working to determine the best legal defense should your case go to trial. Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to have charges dismissed or reduced.Penalties for Sale or Delivery of MDMA (Ecstasy) in Florida
With any drug offense, the penalties for selling or delivering a drug are more severe than those someone who is convicted of possession will face. Sentencing also depends on the substance involved, and whether it is classified as a Schedule I, II, III, IV or V on the drug schedule. Schedule I drugs are the most serious because they are highly addictive and abused. If found guilty of the sale or delivery of MDMA, penalties are as follows:
- A maximum of 15 years in prison
- A maximum of 15 years of probation
- A fine of $10,000
This is an offense charged as a second-degree felony. The judge may sentence a defendant who is convicted to prison time, probation, or any combination of the above. Other punishment includes revocation of your driving privilege for one year, along with suspension of any professional license issued by the state of Florida.
Prosecutors must prove specific elements of a crime in order for the accused to be found guilty. In sale or delivery charges, the state has the burden of proving that you sold or delivered an illicit drug such as MDMA. If prosecutors are able to prove you were in possession of MDMA or ecstasy and intended to sell the drug, you may be charged with delivery. You may face sale or delivery charges even without proof that money was exchanged. The criminal justice system is complicated which is why you should never attempt to fight the charges on your own.Common Defenses to Sale or Delivery of MDMA Charges
There are various defenses in every case that may be effective depending on the strength of evidence and other factors in your unique case. Some of the most common used by defense attorneys in these types of drug cases include:
- Insufficient evidence
- Illegal search and seizure
- Lack of knowledge
- Personal use
- Constructive possession
When determining the best defense strategy in any case, it is vital to explore any possible weakness in the state's case. The evidence may be lacking, witnesses may not be truthful, or it may be that law enforcement obtained evidence in an unlawful manner. Police and investigators also frequently devise scenarios in which they can "trap" those they suspect are involved in the sale or delivery of MDMA. Regardless of the details of your case, it is critical to work with a seasoned Orlando criminal defense lawyer who is dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome and protecting your freedom.Contact Adams & Luka Now
No one wants to spend time behind bars, and the impact of a conviction can be much more far-reaching than you may realize. Not only could you face prison time and steep fines, your reputation could be ruined. A criminal record will make it more difficult to find a job; if you try to rent a home or apartment, it may make landlords hesitant to rent to you. When it comes to drug offenses prosecutors will do everything in their power to ensure you are punished to the greatest extent of the law, regardless of your innocence or involvement. We urge you to contact the Orlando drug crimes attorneys at Adams & Luka today for exceptional legal guidance and support.