Unlawful Possession of Ecstasy is a criminal charge in Illinois that can carry far reaching and unforeseen consequences. Sometimes called Possession of "E", "X", "Thizz" and "XTC", Ecstasy is a drug that is widely used in clubs, raves, and at outdoor music festivals such as Summer Camp which is held annually at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois. The attorneys at Miller & Pugh Law Offices are experienced drug charge lawyers who represent clients throughout Central Illinois and we can help you in your time of need.
The type of Ecstasy charge a person faces largely depends on the amount of tablets the state claims a person was caught with. Illinois State Law details Ecstasy Possession at 720 ILCS 570/402.
Possession of Ecstasy charges are filed as felony offenses in Illinois. There are a variety of classifications for felony charges of which Possession of Ecstasy could be filed.
Unlawful Possession of Ecstasy can be charged as a Class 4 Felony when the amount of tablets alleged to have been possessed is fewer than 15 tablets. A Class 4 Felony carries a possible sentence of up to 3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (prison) or up to 6 years in D.O.C if the person facing the charge is subject to an extended sentence. 15-200 tablets is charged as a Class 1 Felony with a possible sentence of 4-15 years in D.O.C. 200-600 tablets is charged as a Class 1 Felony with a possible sentence of 6-30 years in D.O.C. 600-1500 tablets is charged as a Class 1 Felony with a possible sentence of 8-40 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. 1500 or more tablets is charged as a Class 1 Felony with a possible sentence of 15-50 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Unlawful Delivery of Ecstasy involves delivery of a quantity of Ecstasy by one person to another person. Unlawful Delivery of Ecstasy is detailed by Illinois State Law at 720 ILCS 570/402. Unlawful Delivery of Ecstasy of less than ten tablets is charged as a Class 2 Felony punishable by 3-7 years in prison. Delivery of 10-15 tablets is charged as a Class 1 Felony punishable by 4-15 years in prison. Delivery of 15-200 tablets is a Class X Felony punishable by 6-30 years in prison and is not eligible for probation. Delivery of 200-600 tablets is a Class X Felony punishable by 9-40 years of prison and is not eligible for probation. Delivery of 600-1500 tablets is a Class X Felony punishable by 12-50 years in prison and is not eligible for probation. Delivery of over 1500 tablets is a Class X Felony punishable by 15-60 years in prison.
Many people are surprised that an Ecstasy charge of even less than a tablet can result in felony charges, loss of their job, being expelled from school, and the loss of eligibility of certain types of financial aid. A charge of Possession of Ecstasy in not something a person should leave up to chance. An experienced drug crime attorney can assist you in obtaining the best possible result in your case by seeking a dismissal of charges via a Motion to Suppress Evidence if the facts support that your constitutional right against unlawful search and seizure were violated, through trial, or if the preceding options are not viable, through plea negotiations.
The attorneys at Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C. have extensive experience in handling drug cases. As former prosecutors we have seen both sides of drug cases and, as a result, we know what it takes to successfully fight the State's case. As former prosecutors we know how the prosecutors handle these cases and we know how to get you the best result because of our knowledge as former prosecutors and now, drug charge defense lawyers. Don't take any chances when you are charged with Unlawful Possession of Ecstasy. Your future and the future of your family may depend on it.
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