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NYC Liquid Ecstasy Criminal Lawyers

March 21, 2024 Uncategorized

Liquid ecstasy, also known as GHB, is a drug commonly found in the party scene in New York and across the country. It comes in the form of a clear liquid, but it can sometimes be found in capsules or powder form. It has a strong sedative effect, producing feelings of euphoria, relaxation, sleepiness and passivity.

GHB is sometimes referred to as a “date rape drug”. Since its liquid form has no flavor or odor, it can be added to an unsuspecting person’s drink. The victim becomes sluggish, confused and vulnerable to sexual assault. Overdoses can lead to coma or even death.

Liquid Ecstasy Under New York Law

Since the drug is so dangerous and has the potential to be used for harm, the state of New York has made it a priority to get it off the streets. This means they’ll be coming down hard on anyone charged with a GHB-related crime.

There are two main types of charges involving liquid ecstasy:

1. Possession

Possessing even a small amount of the drug is a class A misdemeanor with a punishment of up to a year in jail. If you’re caught with more than 28 grams, you’ll be facing felony charges and up to seven years in prison. Amounts higher than 200 grams can result in sentences up to 25 years.

2. Sale

You could face up to seven years in prison for selling, trying to sell or preparing to sell even a small amount of liquid ecstasy. However, it’s important to note that “selling” involves more than distributing the drug in exchange for money. Under New York law, giving the drug away for free or even tossing it away in a trash can is considered “selling”.

If you’re caught with a large amount of the drug, it will likely be assumed that you intended to sell it. Getting caught selling 28 grams or more will result in a class C felony and a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

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If you’ve been arrested for charges involving liquid ecstasy, it’s important that you contact a qualified attorney right away. It’s a frightening thing to be facing years in prison on drug charges. The team at Spodek Law Group is ready to fight for you.

The Consequences for Crimes Involving Liquid Ecstasy

New York drug laws are quite tough, which is why it’s important to work with a criminal defense attorney with experience defending such charges. Here at Spodek Law Group, we understand how these charges can devastate a person’s life, especially if the defendant has been wrongfully accused.

We also understand that sometimes, good people get lost. Drug addiction is a disease, and it leads people to become desperate. Before you know it, you might realize that the life you once knew is gone, and you’ve become someone you no longer recognize. If suffering from addiction has led you down the wrong path, we want to help fight to get you back on track. In some cases, the state of New York allows for alternative sentencing programs that offer addiction treatment rather than jail time. Working with a qualified defense attorney is the best way to ensure you get the treatment you need.

Spodek Law Group is one of the city’s oldest law firms. With over 50 years of experience, we work hard to provide our clients with the very best legal defense. If you’ve been charged with crimes involving liquid ecstasy, please contact us today for a free consultation.

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