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Protecting Your Rights & Fighting Ecstasy-Related Charges

Known mostly as a party drug, many people are unaware that ecstasy is a Schedule I drug. In Michigan, prosecutors prosecute ecstasy charges very aggressively, and there are very severe penalties associated with a conviction.

If you were arrested on an ecstasy-related charge, it is crucial that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney, like those at The Law Offices of Barton Morris. Our team of driven legal professionals has over two decades of experience handling these types of cases. To us, nothing is more rewarding than helping our clients through these stressful situations.

To discuss your ecstasy charges with a Michigan drug crimes lawyer, call our Royal Oak-based criminal defense law firm at (248) 541-2600.
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Why Is Ecstasy a Schedule I Drug?

The Schedule I classification is reserved for drugs that are considered the most dangerous and are not identified as having any medicinal value. They are associated with severe risks of abuse, addiction, and pose serious threats of overdose or other health problems.

Michigan's Classification of Controlled Substances, Schedule I, Schedule II, Schedule III, Schedule IV, Schedule V

Ecstasy first became illegal in 1985 and is often associated with raves and electronic dance events. A recent version of ecstasy is called “Molly,” and its popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. However, Molly is often mixed with other drugs like methylone, making it particularly dangerous as users aren’t able to know precisely what they are taking. This increases the dangers associated with ecstasy and can lead to an overdose.

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While ecstasy is designed to create a sense of euphoria, some dangerous side effects include:

  • Body temperature regulation issues
  • High blood pressure
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Panic attacks
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Seizures

The many risks associated with ecstasy has led to its classification as a Schedule I drug, and in Michigan, the courts deal very harshly with those they find guilty of use, possession, manufacture, and delivery of ecstasy. Penalties can range from up to a year in jail and a misdemeanor charge to decades in prison and thousands of dollars in fines for a felony conviction. Furthermore, in Michigan, there are enhanced penalties associated with specific circumstances, such as selling or delivering ecstasy to a minor or near a school.

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At The Law Offices of Barton Morris, we feel greatly rewarded when we’ve been able to help a client go from a bad situation to a good one. This is especially satisfying when we’ve helped a client avoid lengthy jail terms that would have separated them from their family and community. We genuinely care about our clients, and we always take the time to get to know them and their lives.

Our drug crimes lawyers in Michigan are also unique in that we work together on cases. This means that you get the perspective and feedback from several criminal defense professionals, ensuring that your defense is detail-oriented and well-planned. If you are struggling with ecstasy charges in Michigan, we can help.

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