The illegal drug Ecstasy, also known as MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine), may sound harmless, but it's not. Ecstasy is a very potent drug that can reportedly harm brain mechanisms that control sleep, sexual function, memory, appetite and mood. What makes Ecstasy different from other illegal drugs, like marijuana and cocaine, is that buyers and users are often teenagers and college kids from middle- and upper-income families, who discover the drug at nightclubs and raves. What many of these young users don't know is that the criminal penalties for possession or use of this so-called party drug are extremely serious, ranging from fines to incarceration that can ruin their lives, not to mention their chances for college. If you or your child has been arrested or charged with crimes involving Ecstasy in Chicago, Evanston or Cicero, Illinois, it's in your best interest to immediately contact an experienced Chicago drug crime defense attorney to assist you with all matters of your legal case.
Illinois is particularly strict when it comes to crimes involving the distribution of Ecstasy. In fact, Illinois was the first state to make penalties for ecstasy distribution the same as for heroin and cocaine. An individual facing ecstasy distribution charges may be may be accused of a first, second, or third degree crime and could potentially receive a sentence of up to 20 years in jail along with heavy fines, depending on the circumstances of the charges against him.
Whether you and your child were simply at the wrong place at the wrong time or the evidence against you seems pretty solid, contact a seasoned ecstasy defense attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege immediately. The knowledgeable legal team has extensive experience defending all types of Ecstasy cases and can help ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entire legal process, including the filing of any necessary motions to suppress evidence against you that may have been illegally obtained.
Contact a Chicago drug crime defense attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege without delay.
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