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Orlando Sales or Delivery of MDMA Lawyers

Sale or Delivery of MDMA

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 sale and delivery defense 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:

  • Entrapment
  • 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.

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink