Ecstasy Hillsborough County
Being arrested on a charge of possessing ecstasy can bring devastating results.
If you are facing ecstasy charges anywhere in Hillsborough County, the best thing you can do is to hire a criminal defense lawyer who is well-versed in defending drug cases. Having an experienced attorney can make a huge difference.
The first thing your lawyer will want you to know is that you should keep your mouth shut after your arrest. Don't talk to police officers or investigators about your case. They are fishing for details that could hurt your case so never talk to them unless you have a legal representative by your side.
If you have questions, ask your lawyer.What Charges are You Facing?
A drug charge can be complicated. In Hillsborough County and all across New Hampshire, you could either be facing misdemeanor or felony charges, or if the case if big enough, federal charges.
Ecstasy, which is also known as Molly or MDMA, is a synthetic drug that is both a stimulant and a psychoactive drug. In other words, it can cause euphoria, increased energy and a feeling of emotional warmth. But it can also distort time and other perceptions. The drug can also cause these symptoms:
- Muscle cramping
In short, this is a drug that is considered dangerous because it can impair your memory. Local police agencies and prosecutors in Hillsborough County are constantly on the lookout for people who are selling or trafficking Ecstasy.
For example, in February 2018, a drug sweep in Manchester yielded 13 arrests on various drug charges.
If you have been accused, you'll need to lawyer up. Whether you are in Amherst, Nashua or Manchester, you will quickly understand how an arrest on drug charges can wreck your life.
You may lose your job and driving privileges. You may serve time in prison and be ordered to probation for years after that. And, there may be multiple fines and fees associated with your case.
And your reputation will take a huge hit.
Criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone wants to make sure you get the best possible outcome. He'll work aggressively to build a strong defense case for you. Or, if he thinks it is in your best interest, he will recommend that you plead guilty to lesser charges in order to get a deal with prosecutors. This may give you a suspended sentence, resulting only in probation.
At any rate, he will work with you to make sure you get back on your feet as quickly as possible. The best advice is never to get involved in drugs, but if you have been arrested it's too late for that.
Ecstasy is considered a Schedule 1 drug, which means they have no currently accepted medical use. The penalties for these drugs are harsh.
For example, if you are arrested on an ecstasy charge, a first offense could result in a sentence of up to seven years and a fine of up to $25,000. If you are unlucky enough to be arrested again on the same charge, it bumps up to up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.
Please contact criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone in Nashua, New Hampshire, today for a free consultation.