MDMA (i.e. 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is known on the street by many names including Ecstasy and Molly. This form of controlled dangerous substance (“cds”) is extremely popular with those on the party scene so towns like Seaside Heights and Point Pleasant Beach naturally have a higher incident of this drug in Ocean County than others. Notwithstanding, all charges involving MDMA end up in one place and that is the Superior Court in Toms River. The reason why this is the case is because this is the only place that indictable crimes of the first, second and third degree can be adjudicated in Ocean County. If you were charged with possession or even distribution of MDMA, you need to a competent attorney to represent you. You unquestionably face a state prison term if you are convicted of any variety of MDMA offense so it is crucial that you retain a lawyer with the skill to effectively defend you. The attorneys at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall include several former prosecutors and a team that has defending clients arrested in Toms River, Lakewood, Manchester and other municipalities for over 100 years between us. To speak to one of our lawyers immediately in a free consultation, contact our Toms River Office at (732) 286-6500.Charged with Possession of MDMA in Ocean County New Jersey
Possession is the most frequently arising form of MDMA offense. This charge applies when someone knowingly possesses MDMA for personal use. You can possess MDMA if it is in your direct physical possession (i.e. direct possession) or when you are aware of its presence and have the ability and intention to exercise control of it in the future (i.e. constructive possession). If it found that you knowingly possessed MDMA in either manner, you are guilty of a third degree crime under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. The penalties for third degree possession of MDMA including a maximum fine of $35,000 and up to 5 years in prison. You are also subject to a suspension of your driver’s license for 6-24 months.MDMA Distribution Offense in Toms River
Distribution of MDMA (a.k.a. Molly, Ecstasy, E, etc.), which is a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. Knowingly distributing, dispensing, selling or possessing this drug with intent to distribute is a crime absent a valid license to do so. The chart that follows outlines the grading and penalties for MDMA distribution.
5 Ounces or More
.5 to 4.99 ounces
Less than .5 ounces
Up to 5 Years
Distributing MDMA in a school (i.e. 1,000 foot case) or in a public park zone results in additional charges under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7 and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1.Point Pleasant Beach NJ MDMA Defense Attorneys
The penalties stemming from a conviction for intent to distribute MDMA or personal possession of this drug are clearly severe. You cannot afford to entrust your future and liberty to a lawyer who lacks experience in this area or the Ocean County court system. These attributes are possessed by the attorneys that make up our eight member criminal firm. We have the know how required to challenge the prosecution including any issues associated with the motor vehicle stop, search and seizure or any other potential defense. The lawyers at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are also extremely familiar with the court system and have even served as prosecutors in Jackson, Lacey, Stafford, Eagleswood and Ocean Township in the past. If you would like to explore representation by an attorney at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, call us anytime 24/7 at (732) 286-6500.