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Possession of Ecstasy

Arrested for possession of Ecstasy? Call 630-474-4889.

Ecstasy is largely used among young people-especially among individuals that frequent the party/club scene. Ecstasy possession is a serious crime that can affect your life and future-from your reputation to academic and employment opportunities. No matter how few tablets you possessed or delivered to someone, just one tablet alone is enough to constitute a possession/delivery charge under Illinois law.

Possessing less than a single tablet of "E" can lead to felony charges and a prison sentence of up to six years. This charge can also quickly turn into "unlawful delivery of narcotics." If you even just passed off one tablet of ecstasy to a friend at a party, you can be charged with this crime and face a minimum sentence of three years.

Penalties for Ecstasy Possession

If you are convicted of possessing ecstasy, you can expect the following penalties:

  • Possessing fewer than 15 tablets: A prison sentence of 1-3 years and a Class 4 felony
  • Possessing 15-200 tablets: A prison sentence of 6-30 years and a Class X felony
  • Possessing 200-600 tablets: A prison sentence of 9-40 years and a Class X felony

Penalties can also be increased if an offender has a prior drug conviction on his/her record, was found in possession of the illegal substance near a school or place of worship, had a weapon on him/her or if another criminal activity was underfoot.

Let Martin & Kent, L.L.C. fight for you!

If we cannot get your charges dismissed, we will do everything possible to get them reduced and will see if you are eligible to be enrolled in any of the following programs (and avoid jail time):

  • First Offender Probation
  • TASC Probation
  • Drug Court

We have 42 years of combined criminal law experience and have handled over 10,000 criminal cases. To take advantage of a free consultation and to retain our seasoned legal services, contact our drug crime lawyers now! Martin & Kent, L.L.C., serves DuPage County, Kane County and Cook County.