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Possession and Sale of
Ecstasy in New York State
 

Possession of Ecstasy

If you are charged with Possession or the sale of Ecstasy, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure that your case reaches the best resolution for your circumstances. At The Law Offices of Castiglia Rubinstein & Associates we bring the experience and dedication in handling tough drug possession cases or tough cases involving the sale of drugs, while advocating for our clients when they are in difficult situations. Possession or the sale of Ecstasy is a crime that is aggressively prosecuted and can carry a tough sentence. It is imperative that you secure an attorney who will work hard to advocate for you and investigate all of the details surrounding your case.

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Castiglia-Rubinstein & Associates are committed to forming a vigorous defense on behalf of individuals who stand accused of such crimes as Possession or the sale of Ecstasy. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of your rights, and the potential penalties that may arise and the possible weaknesses in the charges against you; such as improper or an illegal search and seizure.

At the Law Offices of Castiglia Rubinstein & Associates, we understand that no two cases are alike. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Castiglia Rubinstein & Associates, have many years of experience handling criminal defense cases. The attorneys at the law offices of Castiglia-Rubinstein & Associates can help you navigate through the criminal defense process, and make it easily manageable in your time of need. Our attorneys are not only trained in handling simple Possession or the sale of Ecstasy matters, we take care of complex criminal defense litigation in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, Bronx, Westchester, Richmond County, Manhattan and Brooklyn Kings County New York.

An arrest for possession of 25 grams or more of ecstasy mixture is classified as criminal possession in the 2nd degree (New York State Penal Law § 220.18), a Class A-II felony punishable by 3 to 10 years in prison.  Second time offenders may face up to 14 years in jail, and a previous violent offenders could face 17 years.

An arrest for possession of 5 grams or more of ecstasy is classified as criminal possession in the 3rd degree (New York State Penal Law § 220.16), a Class B felony punishable by 1 to 9 years in prison.  Second time offenders may face up to 12 years in jail, and a previous violent offenders could face 15 years.

An arrest for possession of 25 mg or more of ecstasy is classified as criminal possession in the 4th degree (New York State Penal Law § 220.09), a Class C felony punishable by 1 to 5½ years in prison.  Second time offenders may face up to 8 years in prison, and a previous violent offender could face 9 years in prison.

An arrest for possessing less than 25 mg of ecstasy is classified as criminal possession in the 7th degree (New York State Penal Law § 220.03), a Class A misdemeanor which carries a penalty of up to one year in jail.

 

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Sale of Ecstasy in New York State

An arrest for selling 5 grams or more of ecstasy is classified as criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 2nd degree (New York State Penal Law § 220.41), a Class A-II felony punishable by 3 to 10 years in prison.  Second time offenders may face up to 14 years in prison, and a previous violent offender could face 17 years in jail.

An arrest for selling 1 gram or more of ecstasy is classified as criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree (New York State Penal Law § 220.39), a Class B felony punishable by 1 to 9 years in prison.  Second time offenders may face up to 12 years in prison, and a previous violent offender could face 15 years in prison.

An arrest for possessing 1 gram or more of ecstasy with intent to sell is classified as criminal possession in the 3rd degree (New York State Penal Law § 220.16), a Class B felony punishable by 1 to 9 years in prison.  Second time offenders may face up to 12 years in prison, and a previous violent offender could face 15 years jail time.

An arrest for selling less than 1 gram of ecstasy is classified as criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 5th degree (New York State Penal Law § 220.31), a Class D felony punishable by 1 to 2½ years in prison.  Second time offenders may face up to 4 years in prison, and a previous violent offender could face 4½ years in prison.


 

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If you, or a loved one, have been charged with Possession or the sale of Ecstasy, in the state of New York do yourself a favor and call our experienced criminal defense lawyers for a free consultation at
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Federal Penalties for Ecstasy

Possession of Ecstasy

The penalties for possession of ecstasy are set forth in 21 U.S.C. § 844 (*Note: these penalties are for possession only.  Possession of even a small amount will usually be charged as possession with intent to distribute):

  • A first conviction for possession of any amount of ecstasy is punishable by up to 1 year in jail, as well as a minimum fine of $1,000.
  • second conviction for possession of any amount of ecstasy is punishable by up to a minimum time in jail of 15 days and a maximum period of 2 years, as well as a minimum fine of $2,500.
  • third conviction for possession of any amount of ecstasy is punishable by up to a minimum time in jail of 90 days and a maximum period of 3 years, as well as a minimum fine of $5,000.

 

Sale of Ecstasy

The penalties for the sale of or possession with intent to sell ecstasy are set forth in  21 U.S.C. § 841  (*Note: these are the penalties for the first conviction with no enhancing factors):

Sale or possession with intent to sell less than 5g of a mixture containing ecstasy is punishable by up to 20 years in jail, as well as a maximum fine of $1,000,000.

Sale or possession with intent to sell 5 grams or more of a mixture containing ecstasy is punishable by up a minimum of 5 years in jail and a maximum of 40 years in jail, as well as a maximum fine of $2,000,000.

Sale or possession with intent to sell 50 grams or more of a mixture containing ecstasy is punishable by up a minimum of 10 years in jail and a maximum of life in jail, as well as a maximum fine of $4,000,000.

 


 

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