Initially popular in nightclubs and raves, Ecstasy is a synthetic drug that has become relatively common for use in a wide variety of areas and by a wide range of different people. According to Nevada State law, Ecstasy is categorized as a Schedule I drug, which means it is considered to be highly addictive and dangerous. The penalties associated with drug crimes in Nevada can be quite harsh, and Ecstasy’s position on the Schedule list means that its involvement in the offense will most likely have a negative impact on sentencing if a conviction is reached.
Those found to be in possession of Ecstasy may also be subject to a bevy of other charges such as possession with intent to sell, distribution, trafficking, or manufacturing. While the penalty for a single Ecstasy possession charge may warrant a 4-year maximum sentence, additional convictions may add up to a much longer ultimate sentence, as well as excessive financial penalties. Multiple charges can also result in longer sentences—up to 15 years in some cases.
Okabe & Haushalter believe that truly effective criminal defense cannot exist without both understanding state laws and the specifics of the drug involved in the offense. This type of understanding can lead to unique insights that can in turn lead to a possible downgrade of charges—such as from distribution to mere possession—or dismiss other charges entirely. Our firm appreciates the urgency with which our clients need to understand what is happening and how to move forward. We can serve as your attorney as well as your guide throughout the process, and we can fight hard to make sure that every opportunity is explored.
Contact a Las Vegas defense lawyer if you have been charged with a drug crime involving Ecstasy and want to discuss your case with an attorney you can trust.