What charges is my brother facing if he was caught with 7 ecstasy pills? 16 Answers as of October 04, 2012

My brother got caught with 7 ecstasy pills. He has no offense what charges will he be facing. He finished high school, worked as a manager for McDonald's for 1 year.

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Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
I would need further information such as the exact charges and dosage of the pills, etc. He should hire an attorney or if can not afford one apply for a court appointed attorney.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 10/4/2012
Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
Possession of controlled substance, he needs an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/1/2012
Law Offices of Lynn Pierce
Law Offices of Lynn Pierce | Lynn Pierce
He will probably be charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Depending on whether he is alleged to have intent to distribute, it could be a class 4 or class 5 felony.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 10/1/2012
Law Offices of John Carney
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
He will be charged with misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and most likely be given a fine, drug court, or probation. He should retain a good criminal lawyer to avoid a criminal conviction because that will make it very hard to get a decent job.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 10/1/2012
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
He will either be facing possession charges, or possession with intent to distribute charges. With no priors he may get probation, but that will be a problem IF he violates it.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 10/1/2012
    Fairlie & Lippy, P.C.
    Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. | Steven Fairlie
    Possession of Controlled Substance, probably Paraphernalia for the bag or bottle, and possibly Possession With Intent To Deliver if there was any evidence like his own statement that he was going to share or sell them to others.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 10/1/2012
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    Possession of illegal drugs would be the charge and in most places this type of drug makes the charge a felony. He should get a good lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 10/1/2012
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    He will be charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony, possibly punishable by prison time. Hire a lawyer for him right away, he could be in serious trouble.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 10/1/2012
    Attorney at Law | Michael P. Vollandt
    He should be able to divert under PC1000 if he is in California.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/1/2012
    Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
    Possession of controlled substance and possibly intent to deliver. He needs not to talk to anyone. He needs an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 10/1/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    Possession of a controlled substance is the charge he will be facing, and depending upon the amount required perhaps trafficking.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 10/1/2012
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Possession for sale, a felony.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/1/2012
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD | Mace Yampolsky
    Feline possession of controlled substance (pcs) or pcs with intent to sell.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 10/1/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    If all he had were seven pills, no scales, baggies or paraphernalia, he will be charged with a class C felony (A being the most serious; C being the least) of unlawful possession of a controlled substance? to wit 3,4, MDMA. The standard sentence range for a First-Time Offender is 0-90 days in jail, if the court treats him as a first-time offender. If convicted, he will loose his right to keep and bear arms, vote or hold public office. He will also lose eligibility to receive financial aid and any kind of federal benefits.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 10/1/2012
    The O'Hanlon Law Firm, P.C. | Stephen O'Hanlon
    Probably just possession depending on the circumstances.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 10/1/2012
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey | Michael E. Dailey
    Felony possession with intent to distribute.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 10/1/2012
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